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4 Spooky Heart Health Facts

4 Spooky Heart Health Facts

4 Frightening Heart Health Facts

As Halloween creeps around the corner, what better time than now to share some shiver-inducing facts about this vital organ? The health experts at Campbell County Health are here to shed some light on

1. Scary Statistics About Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Also known as the “silent killer,” cardiovascular disease tends to have no warning signs or symptoms before experiencing a cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke.

Some additional statistics on how heart disease affects the American public include:

  • 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is a result of heart disease.
  • 1 person dies every 36 seconds from heart disease.
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease.
  • Over 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.

2. Excessive Sitting Increases Your Risk for Heart Disease

While it’s perfectly normal to spend your free time lounging and relaxing every now and then, leading a sedentary lifestyle can significantly increase your risk of developing heart disease. In fact, inactivity increases your risk for developing coronary heart disease at a similar rate of:

  • Smoking
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having high cholesterol

3. Heart Disease and Cardiac Events are Affecting Younger Demographics.

While heart disease typically affects those over the age of 45, it is becoming increasingly prevalent that young adults are developing premature heart disease. This is typically a result of:

  • Family history
  • Eating a diet high in fats
  • Inactivity
  • Drinking alcohol excessively
  • Smoking and using tobacco products

4. Coronary Heart Disease is the Most Common Form of Heart Disease

Out of the different types of heart disease, coronary heart disease is the most prevalent. In fact, more than 8 million adults over the age of 20 have coronary artery disease in the United States.

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