The month of February brings so many opportunities to celebrate. Valentines Day is a top contender in the month of February as is all about celebrating love.
February is American Heart month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention America’s heart disease burden is about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men
- Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
- Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year.3 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.