New Report: Nearly Half of All Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Six Things You Need to Know About Heart Health.
By N. Samuel Negin, MD, Executive Medical Director
A sobering report from the American Heart Association revealed that at least 48% of adults have some form of heart disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart failure, or stroke.
After years of decline, deaths from cardiovascular disease are on the rise again. The most lethal disease in the U.S. took 840,678 lives in 2016, which is up from 836,546 in 2015.
Understanding your heart health risk will go a long way toward maintaining good heart health. So the next time you see your primary care physician, consider asking your doctor six questions that go to the heart of your cardiovascular system: