Preventing Illness and Promoting Wellness for Communities in Eastern Connecticut

  • Andover
  • Ashford
  • Bolton
  • Chaplin
  • Columbia
  • Coventry
  • Mansfield
  • Scotland
  • Tolland
  • Willington

Cardiovascular Health

Heart disease is often used interchangeably with the term "cardiovascular disease." The Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains that heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common heart condition in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can cause heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease

    Click below for some resources from the CDC that will help you understand cardiovascular disease:

    Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices:

    Through grant support from the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the EHHD strives to promote and improve cardiovascular health through environmental and policy change.