Your heart, a stronger, healthier heart, Know your numbers. The major organ of your circulatory system, a network of blood vessels that pumps blood throughout your body, is your heart. It also collaborates with other bodily systems to regulate your heart rate and blood pressure. Your family history, personal health history, and lifestyle all have an impact on how well it functions.

As of 2008, cardiovascular illnesses were the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 30% of all deaths. More than three-quarters of these are the outcomes of coronary artery disease and stroke. Smoking, being heavier, little exercise, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and poorly controlled diabetes are all risk factors.

Cardiovascular illnesses rarely cause symptoms; however, they might cause chest pain or shortness of breath.

Keeping your blood pressure under control, recommend lifestyle changes and benefits.