Ask The Pharmacist: Winning the war on heart disease

February 17, 2015 2:01 PM

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Ask The Pharmacist: Winning the war on heart disease

Approximately 1 in 3 deaths in the United States and around the world are due to cardiovascular disease and almost 86 million Americans are living with cardiovascular disease. The risk is especially high in African American populations where almost half of the adult population has cardiovascular disease.

From 2001 to today, the death rate from heart disease has fallen about 39% and the need for coronary artery bypass surgery has gone down by 46% due to better awareness and treatment of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and better medical treatment for heart disease such as aspirin, beta-blocker...

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