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While heart disease is the number one killer of women, men are equally affected.
-In 2002, over 340,000 men died from heart disease.
-Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men.
-A man's average age for a first heart attack is 66 years old.
-Between 70 percent and 89 percent of sudden cardiac incidents occur in men.
-50 percent of men who have a heart attack before the age of 65 die within eight years.
-Men suffer heart attacks on average, ten years earlier than women.
-50 percent of men who have died from a heart attack exhibited no previous symptoms.
-Men who are clinically depressed have a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack then men who are not depressed.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|