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Heart Disease

Number One Leading Cause of Death for Men in Alabama

Heart disease includes a variety of conditions that can affect the heart, the most common being coronary artery disease, or CAD. As CAD progresses, other related conditions may occur, such as Angina, heart failure and heart attack. Heart disease can be prevented or managed by maintaining a healthy weight, exercise regularly, consume a healthy diet, and stress management. Common warning signs of heart attack in men are:

  • Long periods of chest discomfort
  • Pain in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness

Learn more from the Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Program.


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