4 Ways To Live Longer With Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women, especially for African-American women. If you already have heart disease – a lifelong condition – then you know how important it is to develop healthy lifestyle habits early on.

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“Adopting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle can substantially reduce the incidence of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, as well as reduce the incidence of coronary artery disease in young women,” said Andrea Chomistek, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Indiana University Bloomington and lead author of a recently published study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.