Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
Do you know the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack?
The American Heart Association states that people often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem.
Do you know your risk?
A report by the CDC indicates that Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Do you know the risks for men and women? Learn about the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and your loved ones.
The above excerpts and graphic are from the American Heart Association website.
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