February is American Heart Month
About every 90 seconds someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease.
5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die early from smoking if we do not do more to reduce current smoking rates.
Each year, about 720,000 people in the U.S. have a heart attack.
Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $315 billion, including health expenditures and lost productivity.
Each year, nearly 380,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease.
1 in 6 deaths in the U.S. is due to heart disease.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Risk Factors and Prevention
About 20% of all coronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. each year are attributable to smoking.
At least 200,000 deaths in the U.S. from heart disease and stroke each year are preventable.
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Sources: American Heart Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services