♥ Sixty percent of all deaths in the U.S. are attributed to Cardiovascular Disease.
♥ 40-50 percent of all heart attack patients have a "normal" cholesterol or lipid profile.
♥ Cardiovascular Disease is the number one killer in the U.S. for both men and women.
♥ 35-40 percent of those who die from heart attack or stroke have NO symptoms prior to the event.
♥ Women are 10 times more likely to die from heart attacks than from breast cancer.
♥ Approximately 60 percent of all heart attacks occur in persons without prior evidence of coronary heart disease. ♥ 80 percent of the people with coronary artery disease have the same cholesterol values as those with no disease. ♥ Cardiovascular Disease claims more lives each year than the next five leading causes of death combined.
♥ In 2000, 32 percent of all Cardiovascular Disease deaths occured before age 75.
♥ Over 40 percent of all people age 45+ have Cardiovascular Disease. 1 million people die of Cardiovascular Disease each year.
♥ Almost 150,000 Americans killed by Cardiovascular Disease each year are under age 65.
♥ Nearly 2,600 Americans die of Cardiovascular Disease each day, one death every 33 seconds, more than the deaths caused by all forms of cancer.
♥ Since 1984, heart disease has claimed the lives of more females than males.
♥ Cardiovascular Disease affects both the young and old.