Progress against Heart Disease

Synopsis

"In the last 35 years, declining deaths from heart disease have translated into 13 million saved or extended lives. Medical treatments and lifestyle changes have dealt successfully with the heart problems of Vice President Richard Cheney, talk show host David Letterman, Disney-ABC CEO Michael Eisner, and millions of ordinary men and women. In the past, those with serious heart disease would have died young; today, they can live long and active lives. Pampel and Pauley review the progress in this crucially important area of health, offering an optimistic view of the potential for continued improvement and longer, healthier lives. They show that despite the prevalence of heart disease, deaths from this cause have greatly declined in recent decades. From its peak in 1968, the heart disease mortality rate has fallen by 52 percent for men and 48 percent for women. This book also shows that the benefits are not limited to the very old. In fact, heart disease mortality has fallen more rapidly among the young and middle aged." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2004