Cardiovascular Disease

By: Kaylee O'Bryan

Heart Disease:

1. Cardiovascular disease usually refers to conditions that involve narrowed blood vessels.

2. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the u.s.

3. A person with both a first-degree relative and second-degree relative who suffer from heart disease before the age of 60 is nearly 10 times more likely to suffer from heart disease early in life.

4. Habits or events associated with late nights or short sleep hours can likely develop into a heart disease.

5. Cardiac arrests are not heart attacks.

6. people who live alone are twice as likely to have a heart attack or sudden cardiac death than those who live with a partner or roommate.

7. Depression is a high risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

8. Happier people are less likely develop heart disease.

9. 6 1/2 million Americans suffer from severe cardiac pain.

10. Menopausal women are at a higher risk for developing heart disease because their bodies produce less estrogen.