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Attacking heart problems

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Heart disease and stroke are the most common cardiovascular diseases. They are the first and third leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all annual deaths, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 910,000 Americans die of cardiovascular diseases each year, which is 1 death every 35 seconds. Although these largely preventable conditions are more common among people aged 65 or older, the number of sudden deaths from heart disease among people aged 15 to 34 has increased. In addition, more than 70 million Americans currently live with a cardiovascular disease. More than 6 million hospitalizations each year are because of cardiovascular diseases.

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