Danger Ahead


Risk of sudden cardiac death going forward: Men 1 in 8; Women 1 in 24.

Source: Lloyd-Jones D, et al “Lifetime risk for sudden cardiac death at selected index ages and by risk factor strata and race: Cardiovascular Lifetime Risk Pooling ProjectAHA 2009; Abstract 969.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Maybe I should go back and read the blog post about how drinking reduces the risk of heart disease in men. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/17095

  2. Vicki says:

    Clearly, Nature favors women. But that makes sense. We carry the children, raise the families, take care of the men, make the most important decisions, etc.

  3. Bruce says:

    Looks risky to be a male. But now that I think about it, it’s not all that safe to be a female.

  4. Ken says:

    Bruce, “risky” is an understatement. The future looks very, very bleak.

  5. Joe S. says:

    One in eight chance of dropping dead sounds fairly dreadful.