Pocatello Cardiology

Risk Factors for Heart Disease

  • Genetics: If heart disease runs in your family
  • Gender: Heart attacks kill nearly as many women as men in the United States
  • Age: 85% of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 or older
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

Determine you risk with the CV Risk Calculator from the American Heart Association.