'About one in every three deaths in the US is attributed to heart disease. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.
Interestingly, more heart attacks and other cardiovascular events occur on Mondays than any other day of the week.1 This “Monday cardiac phenomenon” has been recognized for some time, and has long been believed to be related to work stress.
Many do not realize that the most common symptom of heart disease is sudden death from a heart attack. Oftentimes, there are no prior indications of a problem; signs like chest pain or shortness of breath, for example.
The good news is that heart disease, just like type 2 diabetes, is one of the easiest diseases to prevent and avoid, but you must be proactive! Below I’ll discuss several important prevention strategies. Checking your susceptibility is also a good idea.'