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Embargoed Until: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2012 at 1pm ET
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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - How can progress be made in preventable deaths from heart attack and stroke?

What

One out of every three deaths in the U.S. is due to cardiovascular disease. A large proportion of heart attacks and strokes do not have to happen. CDC will discuss the latest data on number of preventable death from heart attack and stroke, who is most at risk, where progress is needed and what can be done to drive down these deaths.

Who

Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

When

Tuesday, September 3 at Noon ET

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TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.

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