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Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Blood Pressure Control
    Blood Pressure Control

    High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death. About 70% of US adults age 65 or older have high blood pressure and only about half have it under control (less than 140/90 mmHg)

    9/13/2016 1:01:00 PM
  • Heart Age: Is Your Heart Older Than You?
    Heart Age: Is Your Heart Older Than You?

    Heart age is the age of your heart and blood vessels as a result of your risk factors for heart attack and stroke. There are some things that put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke that you cannot change such as getting older or your family history; yet there are many others that you can change.

    9/1/2015 1:01:00 PM
  • Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets
    Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    9/9/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke
    Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke

    Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. At least 200,000 of these deaths could have been prevented through: changes in health habits, such as stopping smoking, more physical activity, and managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

    9/3/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Getting Blood Pressure Under Control
    Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

    High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in the US. Nearly one-third of all American adults have high blood pressure and more than half of them don't have it under control.

    9/4/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • Where's the sodium?
    Where's the sodium?

    About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Too much sodium increases a person's risk for high blood pressure. High blood pressure often leads to heart disease and stroke. More than 800,000 people die each year from heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, costing the nation $273 billion health care dollars in 2010.

    2/7/2012 12:00:00 PM
  • High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
    High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

    Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular (blood vessel) diseases are among the leading cause of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year. Of these, 150,000 are younger than age 65. These diseases are also two of the leading causes of health disparities in the US. Treatment of these diseases accounts for 1 in every 6 US health dollars spent.

    2/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
  • Page last reviewed: September 1, 2015
  • Page last updated: September 1, 2015
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