December 9, 2009

USA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Now Has Website for Heart Disease

. ATLANTA, Georgia / CDC / December 9, 2009 CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has launched it's new Heart Disease Web site. To provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke, says an announcement from the agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. They are the principal causes of cardiovascular disease death and are also major causes of disability. Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Find out more about heart disease and prevention. Stroke Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. Find out more about stroke. High Blood Pressure It is estimated that 1 of 3 American adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. Cholesterol High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. [rc] Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention