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Better Health: Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

February 14, 2014

Coronary artery disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, affecting more than 13 million Americans.

Heart disease is a result of plaque buildup in your arteries, which blocks blood flow and heightens the risk for heart attack and stroke. How to recognize these risk factors is important to prevent the advance of heart disease. In this Better Health Segment Dr. Glen Reynolds, a St. Luke's cardiologist, shares how to reduce the chance of developing heart disease.