Overview

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)
Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta


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