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Heart Disease Is Still A Killer. Here’s How To Reverse It

April 17, 2021

From the National Public Radio website

These days, it’s easy to feel vulnerable when it comes to your health. I talk about that a lot with my patients, many of whom are feeling heightened fear and uncertainty during the pandemic.

The best part of my job as a primary care doctor is reassuring them that we’re not powerless, even against some of the biggest threats to our health. In the case of COVID-19, we can do things like get vaccinated.

There’s even more within our control when it comes to heart disease, which remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., even during 2020. On average, it kills about 655,000 Americans each year.

Heart disease is indiscriminate — it’s the No. 1 killer of men, women and people of most races and ethnicities in the U.S. Coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease, is especially brutal. It accounts for about 55% of those yearly deaths.

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