A heart-healthy lifestyle is important at any age, but even more so if you have high cholesterol. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) develops because of a buildup of cholesterol, fat and other substances in the blood.
Over time, this buildup (called plaque) can harden and narrow the arteries, and can cause a heart attack or stroke.
The good news is that healthy habits can help lower your risk.
Download the file to view the full infographic. For more information about how to manage your cholesterol, visit CardioSmart.org/Cholesterol.