The Top Cities Where People Have Heart Attacks

A new study from Gallup-Healthways has found a direct correlation between regions with high poverty rates and unusually high rates of heart attacks. Though nationally, only 4% of Americans have suffered from a heart attack, in the Huntington-Ashland area on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky (the No. 1 city where people have the most heart attacks), that number is more than doubled. Other areas that made their top 10 list of cities where residents have the most heart attacks, like Utica-Rome, N.Y., Charleston, W.Va., Knoxville, Tenn., and Olympia, Wash., also reported high rates of smoking, obesity and relatively low median household incomes. You can go here to see the rest of the cities and other risk factors they found to be linked to heart disease …

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