While the term "heart disease" refers to various heart conditions, one thing's certain — prevention is key. Recognized as the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease is a serious problem; and disease prevention, which includes risk factor recognition and management, can have a lifetime impact.
Focusing on goal-directed risk factor reduction can help reduce a patient’s risk of developing an adverse vascular or cardiac event such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation, or peripheral arterial disease, which are the most common types of cardiovascular heart disease. A large proportion of cardiovascular disease is preventable.
Serving as a central hub for cardiovascular health, the AHN heart disease prevention program aims to educate, inform, and provide early detection and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors to help decrease the rates of heart attacks, stroke, and heart failure.