Heart disease prevention and heart disease screening has become an increasing prevalent topic as a variety of respected faces have fallen victim to its ramifications.
One instance that is particularly familiar is President Bush’s surgery that took place after thorough heart screening focused on preventing heart disease. If you would like to read more about this instance please read the article we have hosted by SHAPE on our site:
SHAPE Task Force Applauds President Bush’s Medical Team for Recognizing Value of Screening to Prevent Heart Attacks
For the majority of individuals, the first symptoms of heart disease is an actual heart attack or sudden cardiac death. Heart disease is responsible for more than a 1. 4 million heart attacks and 500,000 deaths annually in the United States, which is more than all cancers combined.
Heart disease does not discriminate between race, gender, or nationality. Almost 80% of those who die of heart attacks are younger than 65.