Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and in New Mexico.
- Heart disease includes conditions that affect the normal structure and function of the heart and its valves and vessels.
- When blood flow to the heart is reduced, it causes coronary artery disease, which is a type of heart disease.
- Coronary artery disease is the chief cause of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), also called heart attack. Learn more about heart disease and heart attack: www.cdc.gov/heartdisease (external site).