Waushara County Health News

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.