Why Prevent Heart Disease?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost of cardiovascular diseases in the United States, including health care expenditures and lost productivity from deaths and disability, is estimated to be more than $503 billion in 2010. As the U.S. population ages, the economic impact of cardiovascular diseases on our nation’s health care system will become even greater.
The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke (from www.cdc.gov)
- More than 1 in 3 (81 million) U.S. adults currently live with one or more types of cardiovascular disease.
- An estimated 935,000 heart attacks and 795,000 strokes occur each year.
- Americans make more than 79 million doctor visits every year for treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases.
- Nearly 6 million hospitalizations occur each year because of cardiovascular diseases.
Premier HeartWorks is dedicated to educating the community about the importance of preventative cardiology and what key risk factors to look for in heart disease.
If you have concerns about your heart health, or would like to learn more about preventative cardiology, call (937) 438-LIVE (5483) to schedule a Cardiac Risk Assessment with us.
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