What are my odds of dying from heart disease?

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Heart Disease in the United States

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.

Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack.

Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Parker’s Commentary

I have a friend who is fond of saying, “Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.”  

The odds are that of all things to die of, one is most likely to die of heart disease.   

Heart disease is 80% percent preventable: it took a heart attack, and more, to wake me up the facts. 

 

 “Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.”

Paul Brodeur 

 

 

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Dr. Parker is a 68 year old heart attack survivor and cardiac psychologist. He is an Honors graduate of Stanford University with forty years of clinical experience. Dr. Parker is available for consultation on heart matters. Contact him at heartcurrents(at)gmail.com.