Heart Disease Statistics
Every 34 seconds a person in the United States dies from heart disease.
than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day.
20 seconds, a person in the United States has a heart attack.
least 250,000 people die of heart attacks each year before they reach a hospital.
show that under-educated people are more likely to suffer heart attacks.
countries with the highest death rates from heart disease are the Soviet Union,
Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. The countries with the
lowest are Japan, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Canada.
6 million hospitalizations each year (in the United States) are due to cardiovascular
1900, Cardio Vascular Disease has been the number 1 killer in the United States
for every year but 1918.
33 seconds, a person dies from Cardio Vascular Disease in the United States.
suffer heart attacks about 10 years earlier in life than women do.
Facts About Heart Disease
pattern baldness, hair in the ear canals, and creased earlobes are associated
with a higher risk for heart disease in white males.
indicates that genetics are involved in the development of atherosclerosis.
Men who were clinically depressed had a greater risk for heart disease and heart
attack than men who were not depressed.
high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine are strongly linked to an increased
risk of coronary artery disease and stroke.
who are sedentary are almost twice as likely to suffer heart attacks as are people
who exercise regularly.
American women have the highest risk for death from heart disease.
who eat beans at least four times a week have a lower level of heart disease (19%
lower) than people who eat beans less than once a week.