World Hearth Day

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Statistics of Cardiovascular Disease

Cause #1

Did you know that Cardiovascular diseases are the number 1 cause of death globally

1 billion

1 billion adults have raised blood pressure of less than 1 in 5 have it under control

17.7 million

Cardiovascular diseases take the lives of 17.7 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths.

Primarily

Primarily heart attacks and strokes – are triggered by tobacco usage, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol.

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Age

Men age 45 or older and women age 55 or older are more likely to have a heart attack than are younger men and women.

Diabetes.

Not producing enough of a hormone secreted by your pancreas (insulin) or not responding to insulin properly causes your body's blood sugar levels to rise, increasing your risk of heart attack.

Obesity

Obesity is associated with high blood cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure and diabetes. Losing just 10 percent of your body weight can lower this risk, however.

Stress

You might respond to stress in ways that can increase your risk of a heart attack.

Tobacco

This includes smoking and long-term exposure to secondhand smoke.

High Blood Pressure

Over time, high blood pressure can damage arteries that feed your heart. High blood pressure that occurs with other conditions, such as obesity, high cholesterol or diabetes, increases your risk even more.

Metabolic syndrome

This occurs when you have obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Having metabolic syndrome makes you twice as likely to develop heart disease than if you don't have it.

Family history of heart attack

If your siblings, parents or grandparents have had early heart attacks (by age 55 for male relatives and by age 65 for female relatives), you might be at increased risk.

Lack of physical activity

Being inactive contributes to high blood cholesterol levels and obesity. People who exercise regularly have better cardiovascular fitness, including lower high blood pressure.

High Cholesterol or Triglyceride

A high level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the ``bad`` cholesterol) is most likely to narrow arteries. A high level of triglycerides, a type of blood fat related to your diet, also ups your risk of heart attack.

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