In the August 18, 2015 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Shivani Patel, et al, analyzed the relationship of risk factors to cardiovascular mortality. The five factors that account for almost 50% of all cardiovascular deaths in the United States include:
- Elevated Cholesterol
Each person has the ability to modify these by taking medications, exercising, watching their diet and giving up smoking. As medical providers, we cannot control what you eat, when you exercise, or if you smoke, but will encourage you to take the correct path to good health.