Every day, 19 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 31.7% of all deaths in 2019. This means that almost 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke according to Singapore Heart Foundation.
Your heart and blood vessels are more susceptible to damage once you reach the age of 65. The changes that happen as you age can increase your risk of heart disease. Even though it is common, it said to be more prominent within males. Throughout life, heart attacks are twice more common in men than as women.
In addition, a family history of heart disease is associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease, especially if a close relative developed heart disease at an early age.