Thursday, August 14, 2014

Know The Facts About Heart Disease

What is Heart...?

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What is heart disease? 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. That’s one in every four deaths in this country.The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack. Other kinds of heart disease may involve the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.

 Are you at risk? 
                    Anyone, including children, can develop heart disease. It occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in your arteries. When this happens, your arteries can narrow over time, reducing blood flow to the heart.
Smoking, eating an unhealthy diet, and not getting enough exercise all increase your risk for having heart disease.
 Having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes also can increase your risk for heart disease. Ask your doctor about preventing or treating these medical conditions.

Heart Disease Facts 
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1
• About 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1
• Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.1
• In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.2
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders and American Indians or Alaska Natives, heart disease is second only to cancer.3
• Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year.4 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

Risk Factors 
                   High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key heart disease risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.5
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:
• Diabetes
• Overweight and obesity
• Poor diet
• Physical inactivity
• Excessive alcohol use

 What are the signs and symptoms? 
                  The symptoms vary depending on the type of heart disease. For many people, chest discomfort or a heart attack is the first sign.
Someone having a heart attack may experience several symptoms, including:
Chest pain or discomfort that doesn’t go away after a few minutes.
Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
Weakness, light-headedness, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), or a cold sweat.
Pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulder.
Shortness of breath.

If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately

How is heart disease diagnosed? 
                Your doctor can perform several tests to diagnose heart disease, including chest X-rays, coronary angiograms, electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG), and exercise stress tests. Ask your doctor about what tests may be right for you. Prevent or treat your other health conditions, especially high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

How is it treated? 
                 If you have heart disease, lifestyle changes, like those just listed, can help lower your risk for complications. Your doctor also may prescribe medication to treat the disease. Talk with your doctor about the best ways to reduce your heart disease risk.

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