Heart Facts for Seniors

Here are some facts about heart health for seniors.

Heart Facts for Seniors

  • 42.2 million people over age 60 have a cardiovascular disease

  • 51% of cardiovascular procedures were for people over age 65 in 2010

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States among seniors


  • 70% of men between 60-79 years old have a heart disease

  • Black men are at higher risk of heart problems

  • The average age of 1st attack is 64.7 years


  • Women between 65 and 84 are more likely to have a stroke

  • Cardiovascular events tend to occur later in life for women than men

  • High blood pressure is more common in women, averaging 80% for those over 75

(The American Heart Association)

Top Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

  1. Quit smoking

  2. Eat a balanced diet

  3. Maintain healthy weight

  4. Reduce stress

  5. Exercise regularly

Information taken from Clearcareonline.com.

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