Heart Attack Facts
There are over 300 million people in the United States today.
Almost two million of them die every year.
Half of those deaths are related to cardiovascular disease.
Someone has a heart attack about every 20 to 30 seconds.
60 to 70 percent of people who suffer a heart attack receive no warning.
50 percent of deaths from heart attack occur in the first hour.
30 percent of deaths occur before reaching the hospital.
Another 10 to 20 percent will die in the hospital despite medical care.
Of the people who survive, almost two-thirds will not make a full recovery.
The good news is that there has been a 30 percent drop in death associated with heart attacks in the past 30 years as a result of vast improvements in treatment options.
Being aware of the right hospital to be taken to makes a tremendous difference in whether or not you will survive.
You need to know what hospital in your area is capable of performing life-saving procedures quickly.
Only a small percentage of hospitals have these capabilities.
If you stay home or go to the wrong hospital your chances of dying are much, much higher.
Knowing your risk of having a heart attack could save your life. You can modify your risk factors and prevent a fatal event—and you can recognize if you are having a heart attack and get help at once. You can save your own life.
The more you learn and understand about the nature of this serial killer, the better your chances of living.