|The Cardiologists of Hannibal Regional Hospital are your partners in assessing and helping to lower the risk of heart disease for you and your family.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in our state today. One in three Missouri deaths is attributed to major cardiovascular diseases, including stroke.
As you can see in the graph to the right, heart disease kills nearly 19,000 Missourians annually. Statewide heart disease caused 34.4% of all deaths* in the state. Below are the percentages of all deaths caused by heart disease listed by Missouri county:
Lewis - 44.2%
Lincoln - 30.1%
Marion - 34.0%
Ralls - 29.2%
Pike - 30.5%
Diet, smoking, exercise levels and weight can all be factors in developing heart disease. Our busy lifestyles may make it difficult to choose the best options to promote heart health. Have you shown any early signs of heart disease?
*The data above and the figures in the graph to the right are from the American Heart Association using the latest figures available.