With heart disease, early detection may increase your chances of survival. According to the American Heart Association, many of the 79 million Americans who suffer from serious heart disease don't know it. So don't take a chance with your heart. Use our interactive assessments and calculators to help determine your heart health. Afterall, the more you know about your heart, the better care you can take of it.
Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.
Heart Disease in Men
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States.
- Certain factors such as family history play a role in heart disease.
However, lifestyle choices can place men at higher risk.
- Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease
- Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men.
Heart Disease in Women
Women more often present atypical signs of a heart attack, such as
abdominal pain or shortness of breath, without the classic chest pain
that many recognize as the symptom of a heart attack.
- More than 300,000 women die each year from heart attacks.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of disability among women.
- The risk of heart disease for women increases with age.
- More than half of women who died suddenly from heart
had no previous symptoms.
Statistics are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.