COVID-19 and heart health

Feb. 22, 2022
March 2020: Fast Stats

41%

of Americans have experienced at least one heart-related issue since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with top issues including shortness of breath, dizziness, increased blood pressure and chest pain.

1 in 4

COVID-19 positive Americans (27%) reported that their diagnosis has impacted their heart health.

77%

of Americans now say that they often or sometimes sit throughout the day, while walking throughout the day has declined.

40%

of those who have lost a family member to heart disease before the age of 60 have never been screened for the condition they lost a family member to, which jumps to 54% among millennials.

34%

 of Americans feel that if they have a family history of heart disease, there is nothing they can do to limit the risk of developing that heart condition.

1/3

of Americans don’t know that factors such as stress, high blood pressure, obesity and smoking/vaping can increase their risk of developing heart disease.

77%

of Americans are familiar with their family history of heart disease.

2/3

 (65%) of Americans say they have had their blood pressure checked within the last six months.

Sources:
https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2022/02/01/cleveland-clinic-survey-roughly-40-of-americans-have-experienced-at-least-one-heart-related-issue-since-the-beginning-of-covid-19-pandemic/
https://www.hpnonline.com/surgical-critical-care/article/21256217/cleveland-clinic-finds-41-of-americans-experienced-one-heartrelated-issue-since-the-beginning-of-covid19-pandemic?

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