Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Fortunately, it also is a condition that responds very advantageously to healthy changes that help provide prevention of heart disease. While symptoms vary widely for men and women, most heart attack sufferers had no previous symptoms. So it’s crucial to know your personal risk factors and take steps to decrease them. Heart disease can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age or background. That’s why all of our cardiac care experts at Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute are focused on how to best prevent heart disease and heal the heart. Take one of our quizzes now.