Facts About Heart Attack and Stroke: Atherosclerosis
Most heart attacks and strokes are due to arterial disease known as atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries."
Over 2,000 Americans die each day from heart attacks and stroke – one out of every 3 deaths or one every 40 seconds
Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world and the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 375,000 people a year
About 8.5 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after effects of stroke
About 635,000 people in the US have a first time heart attack each year and 300,000 have recurrent heart attacks
Screening for arterial disease can be more effective, less invasive, efficient and less expensive than most of us think. Here is why you should get our Healthy Heart Screen for $100 and 20 minutes of your time.
Six of every ten Americans who have suffered a heart attack never knew they had cardiovascular disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet most are not screened optimally compared to screening for cancer
Only 54 percent of women recognize that heart disease is their number one killer
Arterial disease kills and disables far more women than all the cancers combined, yet most women are not screened optimally for arterial disease.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing 129,000 people a year
About 795,000 people have a stroke every year in the US
Stroke is the leading preventable cause of disability