This category explains how your heart works and a number of other factors that will influence treatment.
Number of deaths for leading causes of death in the US
- Heart disease: 616,067
- Cancer: 562,875
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706
- Alzheimer’s disease: 74,632
- Diabetes: 71,382
While the focus is on coronary artery disease (CAD), all other major cardiac diseases will be discussed in these sections, including contributing factors such as a high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.