Heart Disease Facts

• 1 in 3 adults – both men and women - has some form of cardiovascular disease.

• 70% of heart attacks occur in people with "normal" cholesterol levels

• About every 26 seconds an American will suffer a coronary event and about every minute someone will die from one.

• Each year about 1.5 million Americans will have a heart attack with absolutely no warning signs. For about half of those, the heart attack will be fatal.

• In the time it took to read this, two people had a coronary event and one of them died.

Source: American Heart Association-2006 Update