American Heart Association

Heart disease, stroke death rates vary widely depending on where you live

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The good news is that the death rate from heart disease and stroke in the United States declined 50 percent over the last 35 years, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The bad news is that there are […]

Heart disease, stroke death rates increase following decades of progress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease death rates have increased for the first time in decades and stroke death rates also have gone up, according to new federal statistics that show a drop in U.S. life expectancy.

While there is no obvious explanation for the small jump in these death […]

U.S. death rate rises slightly in 2015, as heart disease deaths level off

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The overall death rate among Americans after adjusting for age rose slightly in 2015 — the first increase in a decade — with heart disease deaths basically flat and stroke deaths on the rise, preliminary federal data show.

The numbers out this week from […]

In the South, less progress made in reducing heart disease deaths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As death rates from heart disease have declined for Americans overall, less progress is being seen in some Southern areas, new research shows.

The findings reveal a notable geographic shift in heart disease death rates since the early 1970s, emphasizing the importance of geography for heart […]

Heart disease death rate continues to drop

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New federal data show that the rate of deaths due to heart disease continues a decades-long decline, although more Americans still die of heart disease than any other cause. Age-adjusted death rates for heart disease fell from 520.4 deaths per 100,000 Americans in 1969 to […]

Stroke falls to No. 5 killer in U.S.

Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time since 2011 that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday, stroke swapped positions […]