In the US, rates of death attributable to CVD have declined, but the burden of disease remains high.
Coronary heart disease caused 1 of every 6 deaths in the United States in 2008.
However, death rates could begin to rise again in years ahead. This is because all of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke, are still too high and several are actually on the rise.
African American adults in USA have among the highest rates of hypertension in the world, at 44%. 33.7% of US adults are obese (body mass index 30kg/m2), with men and women of all race/ethnic groups in the population being affected by the epidemic of overweight and obesity.
The average person’s heart will beat about 2 billion times in their lifetime. Yet, heart disease and heart attack threaten to cut that number short. Learn the statistics to find out if you’re at risk, and what you can do to protect your ticker and live a longer, healthier life. Here’s an infographic provided by Healthline: