Parish nurses serve the community with their professional expertise. They are available for blood pressure checks. They will also help as you transition home from the hospital, ensuring you understand your medications and instructions. Contact their email or the office to request help.
Parish nurses: Kathy Janzig, Jan Thornton and Kris Benson
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2015 were in men. About 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing about 366,000 people in 2015.
In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Each minute, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders and American Indians or Alaska Natives, heart disease is second only to cancer.
High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key heart disease risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including: