Heart Disease

Facts

-Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart.

-About 600,000 people die from heart disease each year

-More than half of those who died from heart disease in 2009 were male.

-Every year, about 715,00 Americans have a heart attack.

-24.5% of those who die from heart disease are African American.

How to Protect Your Heart

-Eat a healthy diet that is low in salt, low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

-Take a brisk walk (10 minutes, 3 times a day, 5 days a week)

-Don't smoke


Major Warning Signs

-Chest pain/discomfort

-Upper body pain/discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach

-Shortness of breath

-Nausea, lightheadedness, cold sweats