Category: American Heart Association

Heart Fact #21

Your heart fact for February 21st. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, causing someone to gasp dramatically, clutch her heart and drop to the ground. No one has any doubts about what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often the people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait... Read more »

Heart Fact #20

Heart Fact for February 20th. One of the best ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease is to start getting regular, moderate exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. Even if you are not training for a marathon and running for the American Heart Association, you should exercise 4 days... Read more »

Heart Fact #19

Your heart fact for February 19th. An estimated 25.1 million men and 20.9 million women increase their risk of heart attack and stroke by smoking cigarettes.
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Heart Fact #18

Your heart fact for February 18th. About 7.9 million Americans age 20 and older have survived a heart attack (myocardial infarction). About 8.9 million have angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort due to reduced blood supply to the heart).

Heart Fact #17

Your heart fact for February 17th. This year about 1.2 million Americans will have a first or repeat coronary attack. About 452,000 of them will die. Coronary heart disease is our nation’s leading cause of death.

Heart Fact #14

Your heart fact for February 14th, Valentine day: Choose to beat heart disease this year. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising more, reducing your cholesterol, or quitting smoking, and turn your personal choices into life-saving actions. You can still register to run the Bank of America marathon for the American Heart Association.
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Heart Fact #13

Your Heart Fact for February 13th Too many lives have and will be cut short from heart disease and its risk factors; however, early detection, lifestyle changes, and other intervention can improve certain conditions You want a real lifestyle change, run the Bank of America marathon in October as a charity runner for the American... Read more »

Heart Fact #12

Heart Fact for February 12th. Choose to speak up, not remain silent. Support  legislation that would improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke in Americans. Check out yourthecure.org and learn more!

Heart Fact #11

Heart Fact for February 11th. In case you needed another reason to stop smoking: Children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy have more damage to their arteries in young adulthood than offspring of non-smokers and the association is even stronger if both parents smoke.
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Heart Fact #10

Heart Fact for February 10th.   Stroke kills over 137,000 people a year (about 1 of every 18 deaths). On average, one American dies of stroke every 4 minutes.