Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) claims more lives each year in the United States than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) combined. Between 2015 and 2018, 126.9 million US adults had some form of CVD.
Additionally, in 2019, stroke accounted for approximately 1 of every 19 deaths in the United States. On average in 2019, someone died of stroke every 3 minutes 30 seconds in the United States.
Learning the symptoms of heart disease and stroke can be the difference between life and death. Review the warning signs from the American Heart Association and call 911 immediately if any are present.