American Heart Month

Feb 1, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Coyne Chemical family is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.

Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.

Learn more heart disease facts at the CDC

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:

  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.
  • Heart Disease & Heart Attacks

    The CDC wants Americans to know that a big part of preventing heart disease is knowledge and awareness to make healthy decisions. One of the best ways to protect our hearts' health is to understand what causes a heart attack. It can help you make responsible choices that can help prevent heart disease.

    Kahn Academy explains Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

    Want to do more? Learn how you can help the American Heart Association during the American Heart Month of February.