Waushara County Health News

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Every 60 seconds someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.

Heart disease is actually a broad term used for a group of diseases that affect the heart. The most common type in the United States is coronary artery disease, which can cause a heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.

Some risk factors that may lead to heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and having diabetes, especially uncontrolled. 

Heart attacks are commonly caused by heart disease. The symptoms of a heart attack can vary greatly between individuals with some experiencing almost no symptoms and others experiencing severe symptoms. 

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