- Cardiovascular disease is still the #1 cause of death in the United States.
- Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths.
- Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of disability meaning time lost from work and family.
- Cardiovascular disease is very expensive. In 2010, it cost this country more than $444 billion.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 63% of heart attacks and 31% of strokes could be prevented by lifestyle changes. Changes such as smoking cessation, weight control, physical activity and better nutrition can go a long way and add years to life. Take care of your heart!