BY KYLE HUTCHISON
600,000 people die annually from heart disease in the United States, according to CDC.gov. To put this stat into perspective, one in every four deaths this year will come from heart disease.
According to foxnews.com, doctors have been researching new prevention guidelines for heart disease and a new formula has been developed to judge people’s risk levels.
The way doctors used to be able to tell if someone had the potential for heart disease was simply by how high their cholesterol level was. Now, doctors are incorporating factors such as age, gender, race, cholesterol, and whether or not the patient is a smoker.