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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015

Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers determined that approximately half of CV deaths could be prevented if five major risk factors — high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and smoking — were eliminated. In addition, if all states achieved the risk-factor levels of the best-performing states, slightly less than 10% of CV deaths could be prevented, the researchers concluded.

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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015
Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in…
Jennifer Sumner In the Journals

Trauma, PTSD may be risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women

June 29, 2015
Data from the Nurses’ Health Study II indicate that female nurses who experienced trauma and elevated PTSD symptoms were more likely to develop…
Rajeev Pathak In the Journals

CARDIO-FIT: High cardiorespiratory fitness protects against AF recurrence in patients with obesity

June 25, 2015
In patients with obesity and atrial fibrillation, high cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with a higher rate of arrhythmia-free survival and…
Meeting News Coverage

Sleep disturbances linked to elevated risk for MI, stroke in men

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Men with sleeping disorders were more likely to develop MI or stroke compared with those without disrupted sleep patterns, according to study…
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