It's no secret that heart disease is a serious medical issue in the United States, including Southern California. In fact, the figures and statistics on this subject are staggering. According to specialists at the Cleveland Heart Lab, 2200 people in the U.S. die from heart disease each day. On top of that, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack every 43 seconds. Perhaps the most surprising figure to some is that 50% of those that experience a stroke or a heart attack actually have normal cholesterol levels.