Cardiovascular deaths contiued to increase in the US. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular deaths have increased in 2016 than previous years in the United States. Nearly 50 percent of all adults in the country have cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. The condition causes almost 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S. The American Heart Association (AHA) have reported their 2019 updated Heart and Stroke data in the journal Circulation. The report contains the data of prevalence of cardiovascular disease across the globe as well as in the U.S. For the survey, the AHA, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other governmental organizations worked together.
The new AHA report states that the cardiovascular deaths have increased over the last decade, despite the fact that the rates of cardiovascular deaths have declined worldwide.
Cardiovascular disease includes all heart and circulatory diseases, including heart disease, heart failure, heart attack, atherosclerosis, heart valve problems, arrhythmia, and stroke.
Cardiovascular disease caused 840,678 deaths in 2016 while 17.6 million worldwide, compared with 17.9 million in 2015.
“As one of the most common and dangerous risk factors for heart disease and stroke,” he states, “this overwhelming presence of high blood pressure can’t be dismissed from the equation in our fight against cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Ivor J. Benjamin, the president of the AHA and the director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, explained.
Dr. Benjamin further suggests that elimination of high blood pressure could help reduce cardiovascular deaths than eleminating all other risk factors