Infographic: Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Approximately 800,000 Americans die from heart disease and stroke each year. Although some populations are more susceptible, there are steps to take to lower risk these risks.

Black men and counties in southern states are at greatest risk for preventable deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to a new infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This infographic shows the progress made in preventing these deaths, an in-depth look at risk per race, gender and location, and solutions for managing certain risk factors.

Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke

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One Response to “Infographic: Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke”

  1. Brett Prince says:

    The good news is that for those over the age of 65, the number of heart disease related deaths is trending downwards. However, for those under 65, the numbers have stayed relatively stagnant for the past decade. More steps need to be taken by those in the younger generations to help reduce their risk of heart disease.