Heart Disease: The Cause of Death in One of Every Four Americans.
In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27.6 million Americans were diagnosed with heart disease—11.5 percent of our population
Among causes of death, it is No. 1. It accounts for more than 12 million visits annually to physicians’ offices. Nearly 2 million outpatient visits.
And for the more than 3.7 million hospital patients who are discharged with heart disease as the first-listed diagnosis, their average hospital stay was 4.6 days.
But there are things you can do to prevent or lessen your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Learn about them here: