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Heart Disease

HEART DISEASE #1 111i V 715k Heart disease About 600,000 Coronary 715,000 15% of people is the #1 people in the U.S. heart disease Americans that have a heart cause of death die from heart is the most have a heart attack will die worldwide. disease every year- common type of attack every from it. that's 1 in 4 deaths. heart disease. year. BY RACE OR ETHNIC GROUP Heart disease doesn't discriminate against race or gender. 30 - 24.3 24.2 24.1 22.5 20.8 20 - 17.9 10 - ASIAN OR PACIFIC AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALL ETHNIC WHITE BLACK HISPANIC ISLANDER ALASKA NATIVE GROUPS NOT A MAN'S DISEASE Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and women are just as likely as men to have a heart attack. However... Why? Possibly because their doctors misdiagnose them, or they ignore or misinterpret heart attack signs, such as: More women than men have died from heart disease each year for the past 30 years. • chest pain or discomfort • upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or Women are more likely than men to die after their first heart attack. upper stomach • shortness of breath • nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats WHERE IN THE WORLD? Over 80% of the world's deaths from heart disease occur in low- and middle-income countries. Highest rates of heart disease deaths: 1. 2. 3. 4. RUSSIA BULGARIA ROMANIA HUNGARY ARGENTINA Lowest rates of heart disease deaths: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. FRANCE AUSTRALIA SWITZERLAND JAPAN ISRAEL Is Your State in the Deadly Dozen? MI The Southeast collectively has the highest cardiovascular death Он rate in the United States. MD wv мо KY TN ок AR AL MS LA A COSTLY DISEASE 3.7 | 4.6 | 12.4 MILLION DAYS MILLION number of people who go to the hospital for heart disease every year average length of hospital stay number of people who visit their physician for heart disease 313 121 BILLION 192 BILLION BILLION Direct health expenditures the estimated economic cost of heart disease Indirect cost of mortality The American Heart Association (AHA) spends about $135 million on cardiovascular disease and stroke research each year. WHAT ARE YOUR RISK FACTORS? About half of all adults have at least one risk factor for heart disease, which doubles your risk. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HIGH DIABETES DEPRESSION OBESITY CHOLESTEROL People with depresseion are 25-40% more likely to die from heart people who are 3/4 of people with chronic People with high cholester- diabetes are 2x as likely to develop heart disease. People with Coronary artery disease is present 10x heart failure ol are 2x more have high blood pressure. likely to develop heart disease. more often in disease. obese. YOU'RE AT RISK IF YOU: XXX SMOKE EAT A POOR DIET DON'T EXERCISE DRINK ALCOHOL EXCESSIVELY People who smoke are 2-4x People with a high diet in saturated fat are 30% more People who don't exercise as likely to develop heart disease. People who binge drink or drink heavily are 2x more likely to have a fatal are 50% more likely to develop heart disease. likely to develop heart disease. heart attack. The Good News: Controlling these risk factors could reduce risk of heart attack or stroke by more than 80%. SHOW YOUR HEART YOU LOVE IT #3 QUIT SMOKING-TODAY #2 EAT A DIET THAT'S » low in fat, cholesterol, salt, and sugar • high in fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, omega-3 fatty acids, and dark chocolate! #3 EXERCISE AT MODERATE INTENSITY • 30 minutes a day » 5 days a week #4 LIMIT STRESS • meditate • have a sense of humor • spend time with the people you love • get enough sleep » seek counseling #5 DRINK NO MORE THAN 1 to 2 drinks / day for men (12 oz. beer, 4 oz. wine, 1.5 oz. spirits) •1 drink a day for women #6 CONTROL YOUR > blood pressure • cholesterol » diabetes ► weight Healthline *Statistics based on the most recent data available. Connect to Better Health SOURCES: Centers For Disease Control and Prevention | American Heart Association | Million Hearts | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute | Heart Failure Society of America | Go Red For Women | World Heart Federation | BMJ| National Cancer Institute DESIGNED BY TONY BUENO % OF DEATHS 5.

Heart Disease

shared by rachmaier on Feb 22
An in-depth look at the numbers behind the number-one killer of both men and women of all races.


Tony Bueno


Rachael Maier


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