*Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually!
(1 every 33 seconds)
42% of women who have heart attacks die within 1 year, compared to 24% of men. Under age 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely as men’s to be fatal
267,000 women die each year from heart attacks – six times more than the number of women who die from breast cancer.
When the heart stops abruptly without warning, the diagnosis is SCD.
The CDC reports that Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), the nation’s #1 killer, prematurely ended the lives of 250,000 Americans in 2009 (680/day).
One-half of the victims of Sudden Cardiac Death are under the age of 65.
It kills its victims within minutes.
It is estimated that 95 percent of victims die before reaching the hospital.
Often SCD happens to outwardly healthy people with no known heart problems such as high school, college and professional athletes and thousands of children.
7,000-10,000 American children and youths die annually from SCD.
Before one is diagnosed with heart failure or experiences a heart attack, he/she may think that being tired and short of breath is just a sign of growing older or being “out of condition.” According to medical reports, if you have any of the following, you better be concerned and take appropriate proactive measures to begin reversing the problem and avoid becoming a heart attack victim:
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) or dizziness
Difficulty breathing when lying down
Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet (edema)
General fatigue and weakness
*The Heart Smart Nutrition Workshop will be livestreamed Monday, Sept. 28th, 6:30pm on my website: www.ehchiropractorlakemary.com/workshops. Watch for life-saving knowledge!