Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, which resulted in 29 percent of all U.S. deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Meanwhile, more than one-third (37 percent) of adults reportedly have two or more of the six risk factors for heart disease and stroke, which include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Physical inactivity
In all, heart disease is thought to cost well over $403 billion for health care services, medications and lost productivity, according to the CDC.