5 Facts About Cardiovascular Disease

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

We all know the basics of heart health; eat right, exercise, know your family history. But, in the everyday rush of life, it can be hard to make the necessary lifestyle changes to lower your risk. Need some motivation on staying on track, read the below facts about cardiovascular disease.

  • About 2,150 Americans die each day from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, one every 40 seconds. 
  • Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Nearly half of all African-American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, 49 percent of women and 44 percent of men. 
  • Heart disease accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in the U.S.
  • Someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease about once every 90 seconds.

(Source: American Heart Association)

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Despite heart disease being preventable and controllable, it continues to be the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States.

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