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Heart Attacks on the Rise

HEART ATTACKS ON THE RISE AND HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THEM FACTS & FIGURES Europe: 4,584,000 East Med.: Western Pacific: The Americas: 1,195,000 4,735,000 1,944,000 Africa: 1,254,000 South-East Asia: 3,616,000 NUMBER OF DEATHS DUE TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (2008) Heart attacks are the #1 leading cause of death in the world. 7,000,000 people died from a heart attack worldwide in 2011. In 2000, it was 5,900,000 people. In the developed world, about 330,000,000 people have high blood pressure, as do around 640,000,000 in the developing world. The WHO estimates 1,560,000,000 adults living with high blood pressure by 2025. 37% OF MEN dying from a heart attack were smokers. (Germany, 2008) 38 % OF WOMEN dying from a heart attack were smokers. (Germany, 2008) 78 % OF MEN dying from a heart attack had a high blood pressure. (Germany, 2008) 80 % OF WOMEN dying from a heart attack a high blood pressure. (Germany, 2008) HIGHEST NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM CORONARY HEART DISEASE (2002) India 1,531,534 In the Western world, 1 in every 4 deaths in the USA is caused by a heart disease ever year China 702,925 the USA have the highest number of coronary heart diseases. Russia 674,881 = 600,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR REASONS too much FAMILY HISTORY CHOLESTEROL If a first-degree male relative has suffered a heart attack before the age of 55, or if a first-degree female relative suffered one before the age of 65, you are at greater risk of developing heart disease. If both parents have suffered from heart disease before the age of 55, your risk of developing heart disease can rise to 50% compared to the general population. too high blood glucose level (DIABETES) HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Blood pressure is at or above 140/90 mmHg. physical INACTIVITY OBESITY SYMPTOMS (People who have had diabetes for a long time may not feel the chest pain as much, because diabetes can damage the nerves.) MOST IMPORTANTLY: PAIN OR DISCOMFORT IN THE CENTRE OF THE CHEST ACT FAST! that lasts for more than a few minutes and keeps coming back. Becoming PALE EVERY SECOND COUNTS. (Many patients who have a heart attack die before Pain or discomfort can also be felt in the arms, the left shoulder, elbows, jaw or back. even reaching the hospital.) FEELING SICK or vomiting DIFFICULTY BREATHING or shortness of breath Breaking into a COLD SWEAT FEELING LIGHT-HEADED or faint PREVENTION Have your cholesterol level "80% OF PREMATURE HEART ATTACKS ARE PREVENTABLE." (WHO) checked on a regular basis. Eat a healthy diet Plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish, pulses. Less salt, sugar, fat. Avoid tobacco use and prevent yourself from smoking passively wherever possible. Have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Have your Take regular physical activity At least 30 minutes a day helps blood sugar level checked on a regular basis. Controlling the blood glucose reduces the risk of having a heart attack by 57%. to maintain cardiovascular fitness. At least 60 minutes on most days helps to maintain healthy weight. ACHIEVEMENTS In the German city of Bremen, heart attacks treated in hospitals In the Swiss Canton of Tessin, heart attacks treated in hospitals Sources: DKV WENT DOWN BY 26% WENT DOWN BY A FIFTH Helmholtz Zentrum München among non- and passive smokers and BY 4% among smokers, since banning public smoking three years ago. from 2008 to 2010, due to banning public smoking. Zentrum für Gesundheit der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln _durch_Rauchverbote/SCI_20130903_SC139371351214435400 HCG corporate designs

Heart Attacks on the Rise

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This is an infographic I did to raise awareness on heart attacks. I did the research as well as the design.




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