Today is World Heart Day. How is your heart?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2012. An estimated 7.4 million of those deaths were attributable to coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease.

The United States sees about 610,000 deaths from heart disease every year.

Reduce your risk of heart disease by making lifestyle changes – quit smoking, increase physical activity and eat more heart-healthy foods such as low-fat and low-sodium foods.

Heart disease and stroke are preventable. Make changes today.

See how old your heart is here.

Click here for more facts about heart disease and how to reduce your risks.