Facts About Heart Disease

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Despite being a strongly built vital organ of the body, the heart is fragile. It is prone to diseases that have the utmost risks of death. The following important facts will help to add more to your information about heart diseases.   

Fact 1:

Heart disease is the main cause of death in the world and in America. Almost one in every four deaths is due to heart disease. This makes a total of six million deaths in one year in the United States of America.

Fact 2:

In the United States of America, heart disease is responsible for about 40 percent of all deaths. This percentage is higher than the death percentage of all forms of cancers combined.

Fact 3:

Heart disease is normally characterized by chest pain in patients with a previous history, but in women, surprisingly, two-thirds of the deaths by heart attack have no past chest pain history.

Fact 4:

Every day, almost 2,700 people die of heart disease.

Fact 5:

An interesting fact about diseases related to the heart, specifically in men, is that thrice-a-week orgasms reduce the threat of dying from coronary heart disease in men to half!

Fact 6:

Staying up late is a danger!! Researchers believe that getting to bed early reduces the risk of a heart attack even if the sleep is less than the normal eight hours .

Fact 7:

A heart attack or a stroke is likely to be triggered in people suffering from gum disease twice as often; unbelievable but true!

Fact 8:

Monday is the most ‘œcommon’ day for the occurrence of heart attacks, and the time when heart attacks strike is usually between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m..  

Fact 9:

Sluggish and inactive people have a doubled risk of developing heart disease than those who are active and perform exercise at regular intervals.

Fact 10:

Research has revealed that the left side of the heart is more susceptible to heart failure than the right side. But there is no solid ground to prove why this happens at all.

 

2 Responses

  1. Chantelle Luyando

    June 16, 2013 11:18 pm

    Coronary artery disease has a number of well determined risk factors. The most common risk factors include smoking, family history, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, high alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, stress, and hyperlipidemia.-‘`;

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  2. Nikhil

    July 23, 2013 12:43 pm

    Wow!! amazing facts..!!
    I’ve read that an average man’s heart weighs 10-12oz; an average woman’s heart weighs 8-10oz. see men have bigger heart to love!! 😛
    btw thanks for sharing these amazing facts!

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