A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is the best weapon you have against heart disease. For more information about how to improve your heart health, please visit the "Healthy Lifestyle" section of the American Heart Association's website at www.americanheart.org.
Diseases and Conditions of the Heart
Heart diseases target the heart along with the blood vessel system. This can result in coronary heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, angina (chest pain), and rheumatic heart disease. Major advances in medicine have greatly improved treatment of heart disease. Along with lifestyle changes, these advances have resulted in effective treatments with medical devices and drugs leading the way.