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Heart of our Nation: The State of American Heart Health

rufapad HEART OF OUR NATION THE THE STATE OF AMERICAN HEART HEALTH Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, killing about 600,000 people per year. Because heart disease often goes unnoticed before causing damage, it's important to know about specific diseases that can affect heart health, and how to prevent them before they cause harm. XXXXX EXXXXXXXXXXX CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (CAD) Coronary Artery Disease, which is caused by cholesterol and plaque buildup in arteries, is the most common heart disease in the United States. XXXXXXXXххXXXXXXXX: xXXXXxxx O Can lead to heart attacks 3 8 0,0 00 when left untreated. • Costs the country $109 billion every year. Amount of people killed in the United States per year due to CAD. Arrhythmias are characterized by an irregular heart beat. When you have an Arrhythmia, the heart ARRHYTHMIA cannot perform to capacity, which leads to pooling of blood in the heart. This pooled blood is especially prone to clotting. O Arrhythmias cause a decrease in blood pressure, so vital organs can't get the blood they require. O There are multiple kinds, including hearts beating too fast and too slow. O Many are harmless, but severe cases lead to heart attacks and strokes. O Very common, over 2 million Americans have some kind of arrhythmia. HEART ATTACKS Heart attacks occur when a portion of heart muscle dies or is damaged because it lacks sufficient blood supply. хXXXXXXXXхXXXXXXXXхXXXXXXXXхXXXXXXXXхXXXXXXXXх Almost half of heart attack victims exhibited no warning signs! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Amount of Americans that die Amount of Americans that everyday from heart attacks: have heart attacks every year: 6 80 720,00 O XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX ARE YOU AT RISK? Interestingly, most forms of heart disease share a remarkably similar set of risk factors. The most common risk factors include: HIGH HIGH LDL BEING DRINKING SMOKING BLOOD ("BAD") OVERWEIGHT ALCOHOL PRESSURE CHOLESTEROL EXCESSIVELY XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Much like the risk factors, ways to prevent heart disease are PREVENTION very similar across the board. By making modest lifestyle choices, one can decrease their risk of heart disease or keep an existing condition in check. Here's how: EAT HEALTHIER: EAT MORE: O FIBER O OMEGA-3s O FRUITS O VEGETABLES XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX EAT LESS: O SODIUM O SATURATED FAT O CHOLESTEROL MANAGE STRESS HEALTHILY QUIT SMOKING INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: A BRISK WALK OR JOG AT LEAST EVERY DAY DRINK IN MODERATION: LIMIT DRINKS TO ONE OR TWO PER NIGHT FOR MEN AND ONE PER NIGHT FOR WOMEN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX In the past decade, heart health has improved greatly in America, but we still have a long way to go. Will you take steps toward better heart health this year? XXXXXX XXXXXXX PHYSICIAN one URGENT CARE III

Heart of our Nation: The State of American Heart Health

shared by marty11 on Mar 27
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It kills over 600,000 people each year. Scary right? Most of us do not know that we are at risk for heart disease. Get educated and l...


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