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Heart Disease Statistics

In 2008, over 616,000 people died of heart disease. In 2008, heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths-almost one in every four-in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2008 were in men.

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Last week in lecture we discussed cardiovascular disease and how it's the leading cause of death in the United States.  Other countries are not as at risk to cardiovascular disease (CVD) as we are. Many aspects of one's health contribute... more »Last week in lecture we discussed cardiovascular disease and how it's the leading cause of death in the United States.  Other countries are not as at risk to cardiovascular disease (CVD) as we are. Many aspects of one's health contribute to the risk of getting CVD. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, high stress levels, overweight, diabetes--all contribute to the risk of getting a CVD. 03-27-2017 1:13pm

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