Latest Heart Disease Statistics

Latest Heart Disease Statistics

10.2% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 have high total cholesterol levels. High cholesterol in teenagers has become a serious problem over the last few decades and doesn’t seem to be improving. 46.8% of adults (20 and older) have high total cholesterol levels. In 2006, two-thirds of adults in the United States were overweight or obese.1 It should be no surprise that cholesterol...

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What is Coronary Heart Disease?

What is Coronary Heart Disease?

Coronary heart disease or CHD is caused by the narrowing of the coronary arteries feeding the heart. As oxygen and nutrients are carried by the blood through the arteries, fat and cholesterol deposits begin to form on the walls clogging the arteries. When the arteries are narrowed and something like a blood clot forms blocking the artery completely, heart attack will occur which is often deadly....

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How Does Smoking Cause Heart Disease?

How Does Smoking Cause Heart Disease?

While lung cancer receives most of the attention from cigarette smoking, in reality many more people die at a young age from circulatory problems than lung diseases. If there were fewer deaths from smoking induced heart problems, we would actually have a much higher death rate caused by lung cancer. Not that smokers really need to undergo substance abuse treatment, but smoking does affect one’s...

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Heart Disease Men vs. Women

Heart Disease Men vs. Women

Heart disease. It’s one of the biggest killers of people across the globe. In fact, it is the leading cause of death in America, Canada, and England. The term “heart disease” is actually an umbrella term that includes several different diseases that affect the heart, such as coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, and congestive heart failure to name a...

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Heart Disease Statistics

Heart Disease Statistics

Even with the substantial amount of information available, heart disease statistics continue to show that the number of people diagnosed with the condition is rising. Although technically, heart disease is actually a grouping of several conditions that are considered to be abnormal, it is still one of the leading causes of death among adults in America. Heart disease affects everyone and there...

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Celexa Heart Disease

Celexa Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the more common medical conditions among people in today’s society. With a vast majority of the population being overweight with high cholesterol levels and thousands more simply not taking care of their physical body by eating healthy and exercising, heart disease has become an epidemic of sorts. Sometimes, when people have been told they have heart disease, or any...

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

What is Heart Disease? Most people associate heart disease with coronary disease, but heart disease is an all encompassing term that covers many types of diseases dealing with the heart. Cardiovascular disease is the biggest cause of death in the United States. Many common heart diseases include: Coronary Heart Disease Ischaemic Heart Disease Cor Pulmonale (failure of the right side of the...

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