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Don’t let heart disease rule your life

The term "heart disease" refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.

 

According to the latest WHO data in 2014, Coronary Heart Disease in Thailand reached 68,821 or 15.71% total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 87.08 per 100,000 of population ranks Thailand #91 in the world.

 

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

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 2015 were in men.

• About 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

• Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing about 366,000 people in 2015.

• In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Each minute, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.

• 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.

• Heart disease costs the United States about $200 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

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.

 

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

 

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Supported by : Central General Hospital (CGH)

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