2017 Statistical Fact Sheet

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In order to accurately measure Americans’ cardiovascular health and monitor progress toward the 2020 goal, the American Heart Association (AHA) for the first time defined “ideal cardiovascular health.” AHA defines it as the absence of disease and the presence of seven key health factors and behaviors that we call “Life’s Simple 7.” Below are the measurements used to determine whether someone is in ideal, intermediate or poor cardiovascular health.