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AHA: Social factors could reverse trend of declining US deaths from heart disease, stroke

August 3, 2015

Social determinants such as education, environment, income and race/ethnicity have the potential to reverse the trend of declining mortality from MI, stroke and other heart diseases in the United States, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

“The steady decline of death from [CVD] that began in the 1970s might be coming to an end,” Edward P. Havranek, MD, FAHA, cardiologist at Denver Health Medical Center, professor of cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, and chair of the statement writing group, said in a press release. “Overall population health cannot improve if parts of the population do not benefit from improvements and treatment. Failure to address the social dynamic of [CVD] will compromise the [AHA’s] 2020 Impact Goal to improve [CV] health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from [CVD] and stroke by 20%.”

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Women, black adults face greater loss of life expectancy after MI

August 3, 2015
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World Heart Federation outlines roadmaps to reduce CVD globally

August 3, 2015
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Stress testing after PCI varies across VA hospitals

August 3, 2015
Of more than 10,000 patients who underwent PCI at Veterans Affairs hospitals, only 22% had a stress test within 1 year and 38% within 2 years, researchers reported in a…
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