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
Eat a balanced diet
Maintain healthy weight
Information taken from Clearcareonline.com.