Are all heart disease deadly?

While heart disease can be deadly, it’s also preventable in most people. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits early, you can potentially live longer with a healthier heart.

How can you get heart disease?

About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, such as your age or family history.

Does it hurt when your heart stops beating?

Over time, as the heart goes without oxygen, the muscle begins to die. Once it dies, it is not able to recover. Usually, when someone is having a heart attack, the main symptom is chest pain. However, some people may only have minor chest discomfort, or no chest pain at all.

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