Stay Aware of Heart Disease
Are you at risk? Find out fast. It’s possible to reduce your heart disease by 80%1.
Why do people of certain races, ethnicities, genders and backgrounds have a higher risk of getting serious diseases? Why do they often go undiagnosed and untreated? Learning important information – risk factors, disease prevention and how to get medical help – is necessary to get the care you need. Physicians are there to help, but it’s up to you to get involved and be prepared with questions.
1 Agneta Åkesson, Susanna C. Larsson, Andrea Discacciati, Alicja Wolk. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), online 22 September 2014, VOL. 64, NO. 13, 2014.
2 CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015.
3 Bonow, R., Grant, A., Jacobs, A. The Cardiovascular State of the Union: Confronting Healthcare Disparities. Circulation. 2005: 111; 1205-1207.
4 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2009 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Circulation 2008.