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Heart Attack Facts, and Heart Disease Information

Heart Disease Facts from CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.

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Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest?

Heart attack or cardiac arrest?

A heart attack can be considered a circulation problem and occurs when the blood supply to the heart is either reduced or completely cut off.  This can occur because of a blood clot or a narrowing of the arteries. 

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Heart Attack Information

Heart Attack Facts  Chest Pains

Knowing the facts about the leading cause of death in the United States can help empower you to make smarter heart health decisions and could even help save your life or the lives of the ones you love.

 

More info and facts on heart attack in U.S.

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Is Cardiac Arrest Only a Concern for Old People?

Does Cardiac Arrest happen only to folks in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s?   Can young, seemingly healthy young people, even under 20, die from sudden cardiac arrest?  Are Cardiac Arrest victims all overweight, with clogged arteries and high blood pressure?
Cardiac arrest strikes all ages, and even healthy young people with no prior health issues have died from cardiac arrest.  

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