Do you know your heart facts? It’s American Heart Month, a time to bring awareness to one of the most important and amazing organs in the body.
As critical as it is, the heart often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. Which is surprising considering cardiovascular diseases continue to be the #1 cause of death globally. More people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. In fact, an estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths, and nearly 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds.
Here are 28 incredible facts about the heart, one for each day of February’s American Heart Month:
At Objective Medical Systems, we have designed technology exclusively concentrating on cardiology, and we have partnered with some of the finest companies in our industry to deliver a world-class cardiology experience. This narrowed focus allows us to truly enhance patient care and, most importantly, helps those that have devoted their career to the battle against heart disease.