Cardiovascular disease (CVD) primarily involves the heart and blood vessels but it’s detriment can affect the brain, limbs and other systems in the body. It can increase the risk for heart attack, heart failure, sudden death, and stroke, to name a few. The end result is a significantly decreased quality of life and life expectancy. CVD is often termed the “silent killer” because many times the first sign or symptom is a fatal heart attack. Download this 16 page guide to learn about the contributors to cardiovascular disease and how you can help yourself stay protected.