“Despite impressive advances in science and medicine, our nation continues to be plagued by unacceptably high rates of death and disability from heart disease and stroke, our nation’s first and third leading causes of death, and minority populations bear a disproportionate burden of these diseases. Our challenge is to ensure that all of our citizens benefit from the knowledge that we have gained.” |
Rose Marie Robertson, MD
Heart Specialist and Chief Science Officer - American Heart Association
Revised March 2003 Heart Disease and Stroke: The Nation’s Leading Killers |
Heart disease and stroke—the principal components of cardiovascular disease—are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 40% of all deaths.
About 950,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each year, which amounts to one death every 33 seconds.
Many people believe that heart disease and stroke primarily affect men and older people, but they are the leading causes of death for both men and women. Although these largely preventable conditions are more common among people aged 65 years or older, the number of sudden deaths from heart disease among people aged 15–34 has increased.
Moreover, deaths are only part of the picture. About 61 million Americans (almost one-fourth of the population) live with cardiovascular disease. Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of premature, permanent disability in the U.S. workforce. Stroke alone accounts for disability among more than 1 million Americans. Almost 6 million hospitalizations each year are due to cardiovascular disease.
The economic impact of cardiovascular disease on the U.S. health care system continues to grow as the population ages. The cost of heart disease and stroke in the United States is projected to be $351 billion in 2003, including health care expenditures and lost productivity from death and disability.
Risk Factors Must Be Addressed. About 90% of middle-aged Americans will develop high blood pressure in their lifetime, and nearly 70% of people with high blood pressure do not have it under control. A key strategy for addressing these risk factors is to educate the public and health care practitioners about the importance of prevention.
|FACT: According to the American Heart Association, of 880 substances tested by Harvard researchers, only one - vitamin C - converts stem cells into new heart muscle cells.|
"Knowing that lysyl residues are what causes lipoprotein(a) to get stuck to the wall of the artery and form atherosclerotic plaques, any physical chemist would say at once that the thing to do is prevent that by putting the amino acid lysine in the blood to a greater extent than it is normally.|
You need lysine to be alive, it is essential: You have to get about 1 gram a day to keep in protein balance, but you can take lysine, pure lysine, a perfectly non toxic substance in food, as pills, which puts extra lysine molecules in the blood. They enter into competition with the lysyl residues on the wall of arteries and accordingly count to prevent Lp(a) from being deposited, or even will work to pull it loose and destroy atherosclerotic plaques."
[Linus Pauling, JON, Aug 1994]
Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human Mortality|
Matthias Rath and Linus Pauling
IRWIN STONE SAYS NO!