Facts about the Heart

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death in the United States.


  • Every 25 seconds an American will have a coronary event.
  • Every 30 seconds someone dies from heart disease and stroke.
  • Each year, an estimated 785,000 Americans will have their first  heart attack.
  • Each year, and estimated 470,000 Americans will have ANOTHER heart attack.
  • Lowering your blood pressure may decrease your risk of stroke and heart disease by about 50%.
  • 1 of every 3 deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease and stroke.

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