We have over 100,000 miles of blood vessels in our bodies. Cardiovascular disease, the #1 killer of both men and women, occurs when these vessels do not function as they should, usually because of the presence of plaque that builds up in the walls of the vessels. Atherosclerosis, or the build-up of plaque, can lead to coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease.
Join us for lunchtime learning as our expert physicians and researchers explain how plaque forms in our vessels, how the formation of plaque is different in men and women, and how to minimize your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke—no matter how old you are. Gain a better understanding of target numbers and why it is important to know your numbers and monitor them regularly with your health care provider.