One in every four deaths among men is caused by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Unfortunately, many men at risk for heart disease have no symptoms. And half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Some men face a higher risk for heart disease because they have risk factors that can’t be changed. African-American men have a greater risk compared to white men. Having a family history, no matter your race, is another risk factor. Getting older also raises your risk. The majority of people who die of heart disease are 65 and older.
Here’s the good news: you can lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack by making healthy choices.