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Cardiovascular

  • Aging Hearts and Arteries: A Scientific Quest
    Older adults are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Get in-depth information about the effects of aging on the heart, blood vessels, and other parts of the body.
  • Heart Health
    Read about changes to the heart and blood vessels that occur as people age. Learn how to know if you are having a heart attack and how to prevent heart disease through lifestyle changes.
  • High Blood Pressure
    Read about normal blood pressure and high blood pressure, or hypertension. Learn how lifestyle factors like more exercise and having less salt helps.
  • Stroke
    Find information about how to recognize the symptoms of stroke and why you should call 911 right away. Read about the different types of stroke, common problems that happen after a stroke—like trouble speaking, and ways to lower your risk of stroke.