American Heart Association

Heart disease, stroke death rates vary widely depending on where you live

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The good news is that the death rate from heart disease and stroke in the United States declined 50 percent over the last 35 years, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The bad news is that there are […]

U.S. death rate rises slightly in 2015, as heart disease deaths level off

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The overall death rate among Americans after adjusting for age rose slightly in 2015 — the first increase in a decade — with heart disease deaths basically flat and stroke deaths on the rise, preliminary federal data show.

The numbers out this week from […]

In the South, less progress made in reducing heart disease deaths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As death rates from heart disease have declined for Americans overall, less progress is being seen in some Southern areas, new research shows.

The findings reveal a notable geographic shift in heart disease death rates since the early 1970s, emphasizing the importance of geography for heart […]