SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH STATISTICS
Over 450,000 people die annually from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA).
A young athlete dies every 3 days from SCA.
SCA is the #1 killer in the U.S.
Recent statistics of heart disease and stroke are mind-boggling.
MORE HEART STATISTICS
- More than one-third (33.6%) of all U.S. deaths are related to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.
- In 2007, of all Americans who died of cardiovascular diseases, 150,000 were younger than age 65.
- Nearly 4 million people report disability from heart disease and stroke.
- Nearly 68 million adults have high blood pressure, and about half do not have this condition under control.
- Approximately 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year.
- A 12–13 point reduction in average systolic blood pressure over 4 years can reduce heart disease risk by 21%, stroke risk by 37%, and risk of total cardiovascular death by 25%.
- Focus on the ABCS to prevent heart disease and stroke—Aspirin therapy, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol control, and Smoking cessation.
- Early detection saves lives. Heart screenings, including EKG and ECHO, are the best methods of early detection of heart disease.
*For more statistics go to: Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Heartfelt Cardiac Projects offers affordable heart screenings to the public.
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