CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Heart age: Is your heart older than you?
Embargoed until: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:00 pm. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Your heart may be older than you are – and that’s not good. This new CDC Vital Signs report shows that heart age varies by race/ethnicity, gender, region, and other sociodemographic characteristics. The heart age concept was created to more effectively communicate a person’s risk of dying from heart attack or stroke – and to show what can be done to lower that risk.
Find out your own heart age before the telebriefing! Go to: www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/heartage.htm
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Noon ET
PASSCODE: CDC Media
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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.