Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing the number of cancer deaths. In 2008 alone, heart disease caused up to 25 percent of deaths, which is almost 1 in every 4. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, affecting more men than women. Annually, 785,000 Americans have coronary attack for the first time and 470,000 who already had one or more have another attack.
As reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, high blood pressure, smoking, and high cholesterol are the three major causes of heart attack and conditions like being overweight, poor diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, and diabetes also add to the risk of heart attack….Readmore