The scary truth is that heart disease is the cause of death for 600,000 Americans annually. That means that one in four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease. No longer just a man’s problem, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, although more than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing nearly 380,000 people each year and costing about $109 billion dollars in health costs and lost productivity.
Not every heart attack results in death; about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack in a given year. Of these heart attacks, 515,000 are a person’s first and 205,000 are a person’s second or subsequent.Read More
Heart disease affects 65 million Americans annually. Almost one million Americans have a heart attack every year and one person dies of heart disease every 39 seconds. In fact, one of three deaths that occur in the U.S. is caused by heart disease.
The total cost of treating heart disease in 2008 was estimated at $300 billion and when you consider that 90 percent of this disease is caused by poor lifestyle choices we have to wonder whether the money could be better spent on preventive measures.
So if lifestyle choices such as food and exercise can keep us healthy it would be good to know what foods to avoid and which to consume. Unfortunately, the medical community has been using outdated science from 50+ years ago when advising diet choices so a lot of people are left confused.
While heart health tips are important, know that when a medical professional fails to recognize the signs of heart disease they may be liable for a life-threatening health outcome. Contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered from a failure to diagnose or failure to treat heart disease.