Heart disease is an umbrella term for conditions affecting the function and structure of the heart. Most common among these is coronary heart disease.
More than 11 percent of adults in America have heart disease so it’s a relatively common diagnosis. Left unchecked, cardiovascular diseases are life-threatening. In fact, more than 600,000 people in the US die from heart disease every year.
That said, a diagnosis of heart disease doesn’t serve as an immediate death sentence. Studies have shown that people who get proactive about their condition and make the necessary lifestyle changes live significantly longer than those who do not.
Here, we’re going to go over five key ways to increase longevity if you have heart disease.