There is a lot of confusion between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis but one thing is certain, combined they account for nearly 75% of all deaths from heart disease!
Here are the sobering facts:
735,000 Americans have heart attacks each year
120,000 Americans die from heart attacks each year
787,00 Americans die each year from all forms of cardiovascular disease
2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease issues
That’s 1 American dying every 90 seconds!
Most people are familiar with heart attacks or strokes. You likely have a family member or friend who either suffers from the consequences of one or has died due to one. Because of this a great deal of emphasis is placed on preventing heart attacks and strokes. While this is important, the real emphasis should be put upon preventing arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis because they are the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes.