Cardi Health Uncovers That Diabetes and Smoking Are Not as Common as Other Factors Among Users With Heart Health Issues

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1 min read Updated on September 18, 2023

Cardi Health, a digital cardiovascular health solution for managing and preventing heart diseases, has surveyed 11,408 Americans with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol levels. The answers revealed that diabetes and smoking are not as common among people seeking help with their heart health as one might think.

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The survey has found that low levels of physical activity (75%) and obesity (74%) were the most noticeable factors impacting the health of Cardi Health users. 28% reported having food allergies, 15% had diabetes, and only 6% said they smoke.

Even though diabetes was not as common as other factors mentioned in the survey, it’s still a very dangerous comorbidity that can accelerate the development of cardiovascular issues.

It’s vital for people with diabetes to see a doctor regularly. Diabetes damages the nerves, and those diagnosed with it should be checked out as soon as possible to avoid severe complications.

Smoking is the second factor that is surprisingly low on the list. Its prevalence may have declined because most people with heart health problems either do not smoke, have already quit, or prefer to keep this information private.

This finding correlates with the decline in the popularity of smoking in the United States. The CDC reports that about 20.9% of American adults smoked in 2005, compared to 12.5% in 2020.

Smoking has a terrible effect on your heart health. It’s refreshing to see that people who seek to improve their health are already taking steps to get rid of this habit.

Read the full “American Hearts report” here.

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About Cardi Health

Robertas Pranevicius, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Cardi Health.

Cardi Health is a digital solution for managing and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Comprised of the Cardi Health app, BP monitor, and Smart Scales, the company offers round-the-clock heart health support.

Cardi Health is a member of the American Heart Association and part of the Kilo Health group.

Find Cardi Health at or contact the team at [email protected].

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Robertas Pranevicius is a medical advisor at Cardi Health who earned his Master’s degree and cardiology residency from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. He specializes in interventional cardiology and performs both diagnostic and therapeutic invasive procedures. In recent years, he has focused on structural heart disease treatment, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

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