According to the Centers For Disease Control, Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

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Heart Disease Is The Grim Reaper

A broken heart in a pop tune is one thing, but in real life:

  • one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.

  • About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths 

  • Heart disease costs the United States about $363 billion each year


    Memorial Follows Best Practices For Best Results

    Serious when the local hospital receives awards from the American Heart Association, it's worth noting. You would think hospitals everywhere would do all they could to meet all guidelines but not all do.

    Yakima Valley Memorial received two American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following the latest, up-to-date research-based guidelines and treatment for heart disease and stroke. In so doing, the results point to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

    Always Looking To Improve

    Carole Peet, CEO, Yakima Vallet Memorial:

    Yakima Valley Memorial is committed to deliver quality outcomes for patients by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining our processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes....these two programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps more people in Yakima experience longer, healthier lives.

    Townsquare Media / John Taylor
    Townsquare Media / John Taylor

    The  American Heart Association says that hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see a win for health care systems, families and communities.

    READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

    Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

    Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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