Cardi.Health uncovers that diabetes and smoking are not as common as other factors among people with heart health issues

1 min read 2022 Apr 20

Written by Cardi Health

Cardi.Health, the data-powered cardiovascular health management app, has surveyed 11,408 people with cardiovascular health issues. The answers revealed that diabetes and smoking are not as common among people with cardiovascular health problems as one would think.

The survey has found that low levels of physical activity (75%) and obesity (74%) were the most noticeable factors impacting the health of people with high blood pressure or cholesterol. 28% reported having food allergies, 15% had diabetes, and only 6% said they smoke.

Even though diabetes is not as common as other factors, it’s still a very dangerous comorbidity that will accelerate the development of cardiovascular issues.


“It’s essential for people with diabetes to pay a visit to a cardiologist regularly. Diabetes damages the nerves, and those diagnosed with it should be checked out as soon as possible,” said Robertas Pranevičius, MD, Medical Advisor for Cardiovascular Disease Management at Cardi.Health.


Smoking is the second factor that took a surprisingly low place on the ranking. Most people who have heart health issues 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 US. The CDC reports that in 2005, around 20.9% of American adults smoked, whereas, in 2019, it went down to 14%. 


“Smoking has a terrible impact 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,” said Robertas Pranevičius.


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About Cardi.Health

Robertas Pranevicius, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Cardi Health.

The Cardi.Health mobile application offers real-time insights into cholesterol and blood pressure measurements and presents the users with an action plan that helps fix the issues – teaching new habits and helping users improve their lifestyle.

Founded in 2021 in the Kilo Health startup accelerator program, Cardi.Health offers innovative technology and easy-to-follow personalized heart condition management plans. 

With extensive research and data collection, the idea is to find the best possible solutions for people with high blood pressure and cholesterol who want to manage their heart condition. The service is being constantly monitored and improved by nutritionists, wellness experts, and certified cardiologists. 

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