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Myths And Facts On Heart Disease

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Myths About Heart Disease

 MYTH # 1:
Those medicines for cholesterol will mess up your liver. Don't take them!

 MYTH # 2:
"I'll know when it's time to stop smoking . . . I'll do it when I start to cough or get short of breath."

 MYTH# 3:
"My blood pressure (or cholesterol, or blood sugar) is running good on these pills, so I can stop them now."

MYTH# 4:
"That pain can't be from my heart . . . it isn't severe enough" (or "it doesn't go to my left arm", or "it's just indigestion", or any number of others).

 MYTH #5:
"Exercise may help you lose weight and look good, but you won't live any longer."

 MYTH #6 :
"I just pop a couple of multivitamins a day. That's all you need."

 MYTH # 7:
"Those nitroglycerin pills are dangerous!"

 MYTH #8 :
"That food has no cholesterol. It's OK."

 MYTH # 9:
A few drinks every day are good for you

 MYTH # 10:
"Women don't get heart disease" or "I'm too young to have a heart attack".
Facts About Heart Disease

FACT# 1:
7 million Americans suffer from Coronary Heart Disease.

FACT# 2:
CHD is the number 1 killer for both men and women.

FACT# 3:
500,000 Americans die of heart attacks cause by CHD each year.

FACT# 4:
Over 57 million Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.

FACT# 5:
41.8% of all deaths in the United States (1 out of every 2.4) are caused by cardiovascular disease.

FACT# 6:
On average, someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 33 seconds in the United States.

FACT# 7:
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in the United States would increase by almost 10 years if all forms of major cardiovascular disease were eliminated.

FACT# 8:
While the death rate from stroke has declined, stroke is still the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.

FACT# 9:
Nearly one-fifth of deaths from cardiovascular diseases are attributable to smo...

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