Risk Factors for Heart Disease
You are more likely to develop heart disease if someone in your family has had it -- especially if they had it before age 50. Your risk for heart disease goes up the older you get.
The following factors also increase your risk of heart disease:
- High blood pressure
- High LDL "bad" cholesterol
- Low HDL "good" cholesterol
- Not getting enough physical activity or exercise
If you suspect you are at risk, consider taking HeartAware, an online risk screennig.