There is a natural progression of events that may occur if heart disease and its risk factors are left untreated.
To prevent this progression of events from occurring, we need to take care of our heart disease risk factors. See "Preventing heart disease" for strategies to reduce your risk of heart disease and for ways to improve your heart health. The Heart Disease Risk Tool will help you calculate your risk for heart disease over the next 10 years. Be sure to refer to the Doctor Discussion Guide so that you are ready to discuss your particular heart health plan of action when you visit your doctor.
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