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1 The United States & Heart Disease Presented today by; Matt Lorup, Keith Arline, & Nick Knight

2 Leading cause of death. $500 billion in health care expenditures and related expenses in 2010 alone. The leading controllable risk factors for heart disease are: High blood pressure High cholesterol Cigarette smoking Diabetes Poor diet and physical inactivity Overweight and obesity List of Different Heart Disease: Angina Heart Failure Atrial FibrillationHeart Rhythm Problems CardiomyopathyHeart Valve Problems High Blood PressureRheumatic Fever High Cholesterol Infective Endocarditis DiabetesHeart Attack Coronary heart disease

3 Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually. Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

4 Goal of healthy people 2020 “Improve cardiovascular health and quality of life through prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors for heart attack; early identification and treatment of heart attacks; and prevention of repeat cardiovascular events.”

5 Why is Heart disease a problem? High blood pressure affects approximately 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. more than half of Americans with high blood pressure do not have it under control. Factors such as stress & anger. About 90% of American adults exceed their recommendation for sodium intake. Lack of exercise and diet. Major cause of disability Not enough Americans go to screenings Most of the problems involved are controllable & can be corrected!

6 The Nation’s Objectives New measures & tools. Set more goals, standards, & guidelines to being more physically active. Reduce the proportion of persons in the population with hypertension Reduce the proportion of adults & children with hypertension. Increase awareness of the symptoms of and how to respond to a heart attack. Reduce the mean total blood cholesterol levels.

7 the U.S MEETING THE Objectives CDC’s Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention: Health departments in 41 states receive funding. The policies & education to promote heart-healthy living & working conditions. Million Hearts: Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Clinical & community strategies in place to prevent heart disease across the nation. American Heart Association: The programs targeted at helping people identify & adopt healthier lifestyles. They are working towards reducing deaths from heart diseases by 20% by the year 2020.

8 How can the nation further address this problem? Reward for staying physically active. Make a law for lowering health insurance. As an incentive for going to the gym. Free Bi-monthly screenings at the local pharmacy places.

9 References ew.aspx?topicId=21

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