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1 in 3 adult deaths each year are caused by heart disease and stroke

1 in 3 adult deaths each year are caused by heart disease and stroke

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US, killing more that the next five causes of death combined. In fact, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke is responsible for 1 in 3 adult deaths each year. Although the statistics are sobering, the good news is that through knowing and managing your key health numbers and risk factors in conjunction with a healthy diet, daily exercise and abstinence of smoking, 80% of cardiac events can be prevented.