1 2 3 4 Page 1 of 4 How is your cardiovascular health? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Individuals with good cardiovascular health in early middle age live a longer, healthier life free of all types of morbidity. Knowing your cardiovascular health is important, and reminiscent of the maxim, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Better cardiovascular health is an indicator of better health overall and prolongs your life. This test is for people who are not pregnant. Your cardiovascular health is important It tells you a lot about your overall health.