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World Heart Day

by AstraZeneca category: Health

“High cholesterol is usually symptomless but can lead to heart disease & stroke. #LetsTalkLipids #WorldHeartDay http://thndr.it/1PqmL8S

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ينتهي سبتمبر 29, 12:00 مساءً EDT

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World Heart Day

Founded by the World Heart Federation in 2000, World Heart Day is held annually on September 29 to inform people that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, globally. In the United States, every 33 seconds someone dies of heart disease, making it the number one cause of death among American adults. 

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. Seventy one million American adults (34%) have levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) that are too high for them. Of this group, only one out of three adults has their high LDL-C level under control. Since high cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms, adults are diagnosed through a lipid profile blood test. 

This World Heart Day, together, the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention and AstraZeneca will bring attention to the importance of cholesterol management and cardiovascular disease. Social media users worldwide are encouraged to join our Thunderclap to raise awareness of cholesterol health this year on World Heart Day.

For more information on learning your cholesterol numbers and World Heart Day, visit www.makeyourmoveacrossamerica.com and www.worldheartfederation.com.

Why celebrate World Heart Day? 

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and, if left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications such as heart attacks and stroke. Did you know?

• High cholesterol, lack of exercise or physical activity and family history of early heart disease are some factors that can increase risk of heart attack and stroke 
• High cholesterol usually has no symptoms, so you may not know that your cholesterol is too high. A doctor can measure your levels with a blood test 
• Of the 71 million American adults with LDL-C levels too high for them, only 1 in 3 has the condition under control 
• In adults age 40 – 74 years, more men (31%) have high LDL-C than women (24%) 
• Uncontrolled cholesterol is the most common cause of heart attacks and strokes

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AstraZeneca
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AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit www.astrazeneca-us.com.

National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
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The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention is where the most dynamic and diverse organizations collaborate to prevent cardiovascular disease. The National Forum provides a forum and outlet for organizations to amplify their voices. Members include more than 80 U.S. and international organizations representing public, private, health care, advocacy, academic, policy, and community sectors. Our mission is to lead and encourage collaborative action that improves heart-health at the community, state and national level. For more information please visit www.nationalforum.org.

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