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Heart Statistics

Heart Disease Prevention - Heart Statistics

Statistics related to heart disease

Each year, heart disease is at the top of the list of the country's most serious health problems. In fact, statistics show that cardiovascular disease is America's leading health problem, and the leading cause of death. Consider the most recent statistics released by the American Heart Association:

When compared with previous trends, the cardiovascular disease death rates have declined about 30 percent from 1998 to 2008, but there is a worsening prevalence of diabetes and obesity.

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