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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

CDC Educational Materials for Patients

CDC Educational Materials for Patients

CDC Educational Materials for Patients

Key definitions, Facts about heart disease, Fact Sheets, and other resources published by the CDC for patients.

CDC Educational Materials for Professionals

CDC Educational Materials for Professionals

CDC Educational Materials for Professionals

Fact Sheets, Data and Statistics, Maps, Guidelines, Recommendations, and Reports published by the CDC for professionals.

CDC Heart Disease Statistics and Maps

CDC Heart Disease Statistics and Maps

CDC Heart Disease Statistics and Maps

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 people each year. The reports and other products on this webpage can serve as resources to public health officials and other health professionals who need up-to-date information about heart disease.

Heart Disease Deaths in New Mexico

Heart Disease Deaths in New Mexico

Heart Disease Deaths in New Mexico

In 2017, heart disease was the leading cause of death in New Mexico and accounted for over 20% of all deaths.

High Blood Pressure in New Mexico

High Blood Pressure in New Mexico

High Blood Pressure in New Mexico

High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) (including heart attack, heart failure, or stroke) and kidney failure. For adults who have high blood pressure, controlling it through lifestyle modifications (i.e., diet and exercise), as well as medications, can help reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease or kidney failure.

High Cholesterol in New Mexico

High Cholesterol in New Mexico

High Cholesterol in New Mexico

High cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (i.e., heart attack, heart failure, or stroke). Regular physical activity and eating a healthy diet can help prevent high cholesterol and improve cholesterol levels that are not optimal. Smoking can decrease levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, which also increases risk for cardiovascular disease. If lifestyle changes aren't enough to bring cholesterol levels into a healthy range, the addition of medication can often lead to effective control.

Preventing Heart Disease: What You Can Do

Preventing Heart Disease: What You Can Do

Preventing Heart Disease: What You Can Do

You can help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and managing any health conditions you may have.

Stroke Deaths in New Mexico

Stroke Deaths in New Mexico

Stroke Deaths in New Mexico

In 2016, stroke was the fifth leading cause of death in New Mexico.