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Heart Disease Facts and Risk Factors

Facts about Heart Disease

  • Heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • One life is lost to heart disease every 30 seconds.
  • 300,000 people suffer heart attacks every year without warning or symptoms.
  • 45 percent of all heart attacks -- one third of which are fatal -- occur to people between the ages of 45 and 65.
  • 44 percent of women who have heart attacks die within a year.
  • 30 percent of heart disease patients have no obvious risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or a family history of heart attacks.

Risk Factors for Heart Attacks


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