Healthy Heart Program
In the United States, over 80 million men and women suffer from cardiovascular disease claiming the lives of nearly 1 million people each year.
Better Lifestyle Choices Today Supports a Healthier Heart Tomorrow
Are You At Risk
Some risk factors for development of cardiovascular disease are increasing age, gender, genetic inheritance, cigarette smoking, and certain health conditions and diseases.
Other Risk Factors that can be modified based on lifestyle changes:
- Blood Cholesterol Levels - high blood LDL cholesterol and low blood HDL cholesterol
- Hypertension - high blood pressure
- Poor weight management and obesity
- Sedentary lifestyle and inactivity
- Poor diet including one that is high in saturated fats
According to the American Heart Association:
• Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US.
• About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds.
• Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.
• About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke. Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke are estimated to total more than $316 billion; that includes both health expenditures and lost productivity.
Source: American Heart Association