Americans who survive the acute stage of myocardial infarction have a chance of illness and death 1.5-15 times higher, depending on their sex and clinical outcome, than the general population.
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The average annual rates of first cardiovascular events, by age, are as follows:
Men: 3 in 1,000 at age 35-44; 74 in 1,000 85-94
Women: comparable rates occur 10 years later in… [ Get More Details ]
“…CVD has held the rank of number-one killer in the United States every year since 1900 (except for 1918, thanks to pandemic flu) and now hold the title ‘world’s greatest… [ Get More Details ]