Heart Disease and Stroke

The mission of the Virginia Department of Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs is to improve cardiovascular health for all Virginians, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the most common type ofheart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack.

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC reports that over 800,000 people die in the U.S. each year from cardiovascular disease and strokes.