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Cardiovascular Disease Facts 


 

  • #1 Killer - Claims more lives than the next 4 causes of death combined

  • Costs the U.S. over $503 Billion per year

  • Over 1 million suffer heart attacks annually in the U.S.

  • Over 81 million have some form of cardiovascular disease

  • More women die of cardiovascular disease than men

  • Over 50% of heart attack victims have normal blood pressure

  • Over 50% of heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels

  • Over 75% of stroke victims have normal blood pressure

  • 4 out of 5 stroke victims have no apparent warning signs


    (Sources: 2010 and 2012 AHA Heart Disease Statistical Updates)