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10 Facts You Must Know About Heart Disease


Jun. 11, 2014 Men's Health

1. Heart disease refers to several different types of heart conditions, starting with coronary heart disease. That’s when plaque builds up and narrows the walls of your arteries, which pump blood to your heart. It’s the most common kind.  

2. Heart failure, irregular heartbeat, heart valve problems, and heart attack all fall under the banner, too. 

3. Heart disease is man’s biggest killer. In 2009, 307,225 guys died from ticker trouble in the U.S.—or 1 out of 4 male deaths.

4. Nearly half of all sudden cardiac deaths occur outside the hospital, which suggests that people can’t spot a majority of the symptoms. 

5. Worse: 50 percent of guys who die from heart disease have never experienced previous symptoms before. You can always be at risk.

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