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Heart Facts for Seniors

Updated: 5 days ago

Here are some facts about heart health for seniors.

Philadelphia home care agency provides heart facts for seniors.
Heart health is very important in senior care.

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

MEN

  • 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

  • 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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