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In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of heart disease statistics in Maryland focusing on death rates, demographics, hypertension, and cholesterol.
Our goal is to provide updated information to help individuals, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions and raise awareness about heart disease in Maryland.
In 2021, 32,601 people in Maryland died of heart disease.
The death rate due to heart disease in New York has steadily decreased from 151.8 in 2014 to 125.3 in 2021.
The data shows that there are significant disparities in heart disease deaths among different ethnic groups in New York, with black ethnicity having the highest rate. Efforts should be made to address these disparities and improve access to healthcare for all communities.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for various conditions that may affect your heart and/or blood vessels.
Hypertension is a condition in which your blood pressure is consistently elevated and measures about 140/90 mmHg or higher.
High blood pressure forces blood against your artery walls. It increases your risk for cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia is when your total cholesterol and/or low-density lipoproteins (LDL) levels are too high.
It can cause fat buildup within your arteries, which limits blood flow to the heart and puts you at risk for cardiovascular disease.
As heart disease remains a leading cause of death in Maryland and across the nation, being aware of the statistics and trends can help in making informed decisions about healthcare, lifestyle, and prevention strategies.
By understanding the current state of heart disease, we can work together to reduce its impact on individuals, families, and communities in Maryland.