Cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease is America's leading cause of death. Not only can it kill you, having heart disease can also affect your quality of life. Studies continue to show us you can decrease your risks for most kinds of heart disease.
I became a nurse because of my strong family history of heart disease. My father, whom I adored, was one of many family members to have his life affected by heart disease, as well as die at a young age.