Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States. High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors. Learn what other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put you at a higher risk for heart disease along with how to maintain a healthy heart.
Ankit B. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. is a board certified internist, specializing in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Shah has published peer reviewed journal articles focusing on heart transplantation, heart failure, and colorectal cancer, among others. Dr. Shah has also participated in international medical missions and research in India, China, New Zealand and South Africa.
Divya Parekh, CEO and Founder of The DP Group (www.divyaparekh.com), has over 25 years of experience as a university associate professor, scientist, biotechnology professional and global leadership wellness coach. Through inspired leadership, focused and tailored plans, she helps executives, professionals, coaches and youth embrace their inner confidence and endeavor for continual enrichment to achieve desired potential and success.