Healthcare professionals often discuss heart attack and stroke in relation to one another. This is because the two conditions share a large number of risk factors, including coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is caused by plaque which is a danger for both the heart and the brain. “The good news about this link is that proper preventive measures can reduce a person’s chances of developing both heat attack and stroke–and that’s great news!” said Robin Jones, stroke coordinator for Mission Health. Read the full article at My Healthy Life, Mission Health’s consumer magazine.