Populations at Risk for Heart Disease

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Who is at risk for heart disease?

Populations at Risk for Heart Disease

There are several populations who have factors that put them at higher-risk for heart disease.

-The elderly, those over 65 years old,

-Males are generally more at risk than females. Gender plays a part in heart disease risk factor, however women are catching up with men in diagnosis of heart disease,

-Heredity, meaning heart disease can be genetic and can run in families.

-A person's race

These factors are risk factors that cannot be controlled. If you are one of the people who would be considered high-risk, it is important that you work with your physician on ways to combat the disease.

Heart disease is often controllable or preventable, if a person has good medical care and an awareness of any risk factors in their lives.

   

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