Heart (cardiovascular) disease and stroke are the No.1 killers world-wide.1
- Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the United States each year are caused by heart disease and stroke.
- Of the approximately 1.5 million people suffering heart attacks annually in the U.S., more than 250,000 will die within one hour of their incident.
- Nearly 1/3 of the ~ 600,000 annual cardiovascular disease deaths in the U.S. could be prevented through changes in lifestyle habits.2
- Unfortunately, for up to 50% of these individuals, the FIRST SYMPTOM of coronary artery disease is sudden cardiac death, or a heart attack.
1 World Health Organization (WHO)
2 Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta