• Over 12 million Americans are currently living with coronary heart disease pain and/or heart problems.
  • 8,000,000 American women are currently living with heart disease—10% of women ages 45 -64 and 25% age 65 and over.
  • Heart disease claims more men's lives than any other disease.
  • About every 20 seconds, a person in the United States has a heart attack.
  • 6,000,000 of women today have a history of heart attack and/or angina or both.
  • Nearly 13% of women age 45 and over have had a heart attack.
  • 435,000 American women have heart attacks each year; 83,000 are under age 65 and 9,000 are under age 45.
  • 35% of women and 18% of men heart attack survivors will have another heart attack within six years.
  • 46% of women and 22% of men heart attack survivors will be disabled with heart failure within six years.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women and kills 32% of them.
  • One out of every five deaths in the United States is due to CHD.
  • Every 34 seconds, a person in the United States dies from heart disease.
  • More than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day.
  • 43% of deaths in American women, or nearly 500,000, are caused by cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) each year.
  • One in five men can expect to die from heart disease before they are 75 years old.
  • One-third of people who have a heart attack do not survive it.
  • At least 250,000 people die of heart attacks each year before they reach a hospital.
  • 267,000 women die each year from heart attacks, which kill six times as many women as breast cancer.
  • 31,837 women die each year of congestive heart failure, or 63% of all heart failure deaths.
  • 38% of women and 25% of men will die within one year of a first recognized heart attack.
  • Women are almost twice as likely as men to die after bypass surgery.
  • More women than men die of heart disease each year, yet women receive only: 33% of angioplasties, stents, and bypass surgery; 28% of implantable defibrillators; and 36% of open-heart surgeries. 
  • Mortality from CHD is 40% higher in African Americans than it is in whites.
  • African American women are 34% more likely to die of heart disease than white women.
  • African American men are 26% more likely than white men, and almost twice as likely as Hispanic men to die of heart disease.
  • African-American men are also more likely to die from heart disease at an early age than other men.
  • An estimated 40% of heart deaths in black men occurred before age 65, compared with 21% of heart deaths in white men.
(Source: Center of Excellence on Health Disparities the National Center for Primary Care Morehouse School of Medicine)
The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body. The
role of the heart is to pump blood throughout the entire body. This
process is important as the blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells.

Each day, a normal adult heart beats approximately 60-75 times per minute, 100,000 times per  day, nearly  35 million times per year, 21/2 billions times during an average lifetime.
Heart Facts.

Heart disease is a lifelong condition, once you get it, you’ll always have it. Untreated, the condition worsen. Therefore, one must take steps now toward prevention.
Disclaimer: …with All My Heart is for educational purposes only and does not provide medical advice or treatment. Consult your medical provider for more information and treatment of Heart Disease.
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