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“Among the 71.3 million adults with one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, the most prevalent conditions are hypertension or high blood pressure (65 million), coronary heart disease (13.2 million),… [ Get More Details ]
The proportion of adults with no self-reported cardiovascular disease risk factors declined from 42% in 1991 to 36% in 2001.
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Ischemic stroke survivors who were 65 years and older had the following disabilities 6 months after their stroke:• 50% had some one-sided paralysis• 30% needed help walking• 26% needed help… [ Get More Details ]
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