Coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
The exact cause of atherosclerosis isn't known. However, certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk for the disease. These conditions are known as risk factors. Your chances of developing atherosclerosis increase with the number of risk factors you have.
You can control most risk factors and help prevent or delay atherosclerosis. Other risk factors can't be controlled.
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