Survey: What Americans Don't Know about Heart Disease & Heart Health

February 11, 2020
Grace Halsey
Grace Halsey

A Cleveland Clinic survey of US adults found that only 8% know that the majority of heart disease is due to modifiable risk factors.

Americans are worried about their hearts--nearly two-thirds (63%) believe there is heart disease in their futures, yet only 8% seem to know that most heart disease is caused by modifiable/controllable risk factors.These findings are from a new survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic's Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute to coincide with other awareness-building campaigns during the 56th annual American Heart Month (February).What do your primary care patients know about heart disease and their own heart health? The balance of the survey results, in the slides below, may be an eye opener and a call to action for patient education.