Heart disease is the No. 1 worldwide killer of men and women. Heart disease is responsible for 40 percent of all the deaths in the U.S.
Here are some statistics on heart disease in America:
• About 65 million people have high blood pressure.
• More than 7 million have had a heart attack.
• More than 6 million experience angina (chest pain).
• Another 11 million have some other type of cardiovascular disease.
• Nearly 5 million have congestive heart failure.
• More than 5 million have had a stroke.
• More than 12 million suffer from sleep apnea, and approximately 10 million remain undiagnosed.
• Every minute, someone dies from a heart attack or some other coronary event.
Preferred Homecare is hosting a free presentation with guest speaker Ross Pacini, M.D., from Western Slope Cardiology.
The event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Hospice Care Center, 3090-B N. 12th St., conference room 102 in the lower level.
Pacini will talk about the long-term cardiac consequences of untreated, nocturnal hypoxemia (low oxygen levels while sleeping) and sleep apnea and how it affects heart health.
For more information, call 970-257-1565.