CDC: 200,000 cardiovascular deaths in U.S. could be prevented each year

09/3/2013 | USA Today · Reuters

The mortality rate for cardiovascular disease dropped by 29% from 2001 to 2010, but about 200,000 deaths a year could have been avoided by healthy lifestyle changes, the CDC reported Tuesday. Rates of preventable death due to heart disease and stroke fell faster among people ages 65 to 74 than those younger than 65, possibly "because [older people] have access to health insurance through their Medicare coverage," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.

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