While heart disease is less than an ideal diagnosis for anyone, the sad truth remains that men are much more like to contract it then women. But what does that mean exactly, and how does that translate by the numbers?
Well, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 321,000 men in 2013—that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths. It is also the leading cause of death for men of most racial/ethnic groups. Approximately, 8.5% of all white men, 7.9% of black men, and 6.3% of Mexican American men have coronary heart disease, and sadly, half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.