The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention and AstraZeneca Ask You to Join in Raising Awareness of Cholesterol Health with World Heart Day Thunderclap

Sep 25, 2015, 09:52 ET from AstraZeneca

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is a 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. This is why one day each year, September 29, is devoted to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease: World Heart Day. 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.

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. Did you know?

  • High cholesterol usually has no symptoms, so you may not know that your cholesterol is too high for you
  • Seventy-one million American adults (34%) have levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) that are too high for them
  • Of the 71 million American adults with LDL-C levels too high for them, only one in three has their condition under control

Social media users worldwide are encouraged to join our Thunderclap to raise awareness of cholesterol health this year on World Heart Day.

To view multimedia content associated with cholesterol awareness and more information about the World Heart Day Thunderclap, visit:

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