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Measuring America’s Heart Health


Your heart works hard all day long to keep you going. Over the course of your lifetime, it will beat about 2 billion times—as long as you take care of it. Unfortunately, a number of poor lifestyle choices can wear away at the health of your body’s most important organ.

For too many Americans, that warning has become a frightening reality.

Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s greatest killer, causing nearly a third of all deaths in the United States. That’s more than cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined. Currently, tens of millions of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease.

While coronary heart disease is by far the worst culprit, stroke, high blood pressure and heart failure also take their fair share of lives.

Fortunately, there are simple and concrete steps you can take to minimize your risk. At Crystal Run Healthcare, we do everything we can to help patients identify and manage risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and sedentary habits.

So, how does the U.S. fare when it comes to heart health? What can you do to keep your heart beating strong for years and decades to come? Take a look at our infographic to measure the beat of America’s heart.

Measuring America’s Heart Health Infographic

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