In the media there’s a lot of talk about diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and whatever disease is a current hot topic. The truth is that while these diseases are certainly frightening, none of them has the same impact on health and well-being that heart disease does.
Heart disease is the number one killer in America. Here are some shocking statistics provide by the Center for Disease Control.
- About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
- About every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. will have a coronary event, and every minute, someone will die from a coronary event.
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack.