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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Did you know that Heart disease accounts for 40% of all U.S. deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined?

Did you know that Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States?

Did you know that Cancer and stroke round out the top three?


Did you know that Heart disease is an umbrella term that includes conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart diseases?


Did you know that Heart disease accounts for 40% of all U.S. deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined?

Did you know that the most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which is a blocked or narrowed coronary artery that supplies the heart with blood?

Did you know that CT scans of mummies reveal that heart disease was surprisingly frequent in ancient Egypt, suggesting that heart disease is caused by factors other than modern habits, such as smoking, fast food, and T.V. Watching (inactivity)?

Did you know that a  Danish study claims that men and women with thighs that measure less than 23.62 inches (60 cm). in circumference have a higher risk of developing heart disease?

Did you know that it takes just four to six minutes after cardiac arrest before a person experiences brain death and then complete death?

Did you know that the survival rate after having a heart attack outside a hospital is less than 1-2%?

Did you know that Heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrests are two different events?

Did you know that a heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when blood supply to the heart muscle stops and the heart muscle dies?

Did you know that a  sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping due to an electrical problem in the heart?


Did you know that in the United States, more than 1,000 people die every day from sudden cardiac death or cardiac arrest?

Did you know that people who live alone are twice as likely to have a heart attack or sudden cardiac death as those who live with a partner or roommate?

Did you know that Negative emotions and depression are risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Conversely, happier people are less likely to develop heart disease?



Did you know that six and a half million Americans suffer from angina (severe cardiac pain)?

Did you know that more than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day, equaling one death every 34 seconds?

Did you know that age is the most significant risk factor of developing heart disease, followed by gender, family history coupled with ethnic background, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol?

Did you know that Approximately 40% of people having a heart attack die before they get to the hospital?

Did you know that in 2006, heart disease death rates were highest in Mississippi and lowest in Minnesota?

Did you know that Menopausal women are at a higher risk for developing heart disease because their bodies produce less estrogen?


Did you know that two-thirds of deaths from heart attacks in women occur in those who have had no history of chest pain?


Did you know that Hypertension, or when the pressure in the arteries is higher than normal, increases the risk of coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis)?

Did you know that High blood pressure usually has no symptoms and not only damages the heart, but the kidney and the brain as well?

Did you know that laughing relaxes and expands blood vessels, which helps protect the heart?


Did you know that a person is more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than on any other day of the week?

Did you know that Physicians call morning time “the witching hour” for heart attacks because the mornings are when most people suffer a hear attack?



Did you know that twenty-five percent of patients waiting for a heart transplant die before an organ becomes available?

Did you know that approximately 2,300 heart transplants are performed annually in the U.S.?

Did you know that more than 79,400,000 Americans have one or more forms of heart disease?

Did you know that approximately 30% of the people who die from heart disease each year are smokers?

Did you know that nearly one third (8.6 million) of all deaths in women are from heart disease?

Did you know that people with poor oral health may be more likely to have atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) because the bacteria in the gums and teeth can enter the bloodstream and affect blood clotting?

Did you know that studies from more than 20 countries show that moderate drinkers have 20-40% less coronary heart disease than nondrinkers?


Did you know that a statistical study in Wales found that having an orgasm at least three times a week may decrease the risk of a man dying from coronary heart disease by half.?

Did you know that these are heart-healthy foods include salmon, ground flaxseed, oatmeal, black or kidney beans, almonds, walnuts, red wine, tuna, brown rice, and blueberries?


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