Your heart is considered to be vital organ because so many other parts of your body depend on it everyday to be able to function properly. Therefore, the road to a healthy heart begins with you!
Here are some alarming facts to think about via National Health Finder.gov:
- Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. (National Health Finder.gov)
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. (National Health Finder.gov)
- In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. (CDC)
- Blacks have a risk of first-ever stroke that is almost twice that of whites (American Heart Association)
To get more information about heart health information check out the Healthfinder, American Heart Society, or CDC.
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