Approximately 85.6 million Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and close to 1 in 3 deaths result from CVD. These are not only deadly but costly diseases with CVD and stroke costing around $320 billion each year.
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Tobacco smoking as a major risk factor
Worldwide, tobacco smoking (including second-hand smoke) was 1 of the top 3 leading risk factors for disease and contributed to an estimated 6.2 million deaths in 2010.
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Heart attack annual incidence
The estimated annual incidence of heart attack in the US is 580,000 new attacks and 210,000 recurrent attacks.
The average age at the first heart attack is about 65 for…[ Get More Details ]