Some people may not know but heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States of America. Every year in the United States 1.5 million people suffer from a heart attack, in which one third of them are fatal. I believe that the heart is the most essential organ of the human body except for the brain. Day after day it maintains its steady rhythm, pumping blood through the rest of the body. Most of us expect our hearts to work clear into our seventies, a remarkable feat considering its constant use, but there is this thing called heart disease that not only effects elderly but effects people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. More than twenty percent of those who die of heart attacks are under the age of sixty-five, and for many, signs of trouble begin much earlier. Heart disease is one of the most important health issues of our times. The more I learn about it, the better I will be able to help tell others how to cope with it and combat it. I decided to do heart disease because it is a broad subject and there is a lot I can learn and benefit from this subject and its learnings. I hope that my audience will learn about the many types of heart disease and its effects. I would also like my audience to learn about how many people heart disease effects and who suffer from it. Heart disease is the disease of the heart, problems with the heart and it effects 1.5 million people every year.
The term heart disease refers to a group of heart and artery disorders that are a part of a broader group called cardiovascular disease. Here is a type of heart disease, a heart attack, the closure of one or more of the hears arteries sufficient to damage some heart muscle cells. (J.F. P. 9,13) There are simple things that may mean heart disease. It is not just chest pains, many just experience discomforts, a pressure, an ache, or any disturbing uneasiness that is felt deep within your chest region. Sometimes the pain may not be in your chest at all; maybe neck, arms, back, and abdominal region so beware.