Heart Health Statistics
• Stroke is the number four killer of all Americans. It and heart disease, the number one killer, claim more than 870,000 lives a year.
• Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of one in three women every year.
• The American Heart Association is currently investing more than $1.6 million in research in Mississippi.
• African Americans are at significant increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
Source: American Heart Association