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About 1/2 of the decrease in recent deaths in cardiovascular disease can be attributed to medical treatment.

Ford, Earl S., Umed A. Ajani, Janet B. Croft, Julia A. Critchley, Darwin R. Labarthe, Thomas E. Kottke, Wayne H. Giles, and Simon Capewell. Explaining the Decrease in U.S. Deaths from Coronary Disease, 1980-2000. New England Journal of Medicine. June 2007; 356: 2388-98. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/23/2388

Reference

Title
Explaining the Decrease in U.S. Deaths from Coronary Disease, 1980-2000
Publication
New England Journal of Medicine
Publication Date
June 2007
Authors
Ford, Earl S., Umed A. Ajani, Janet B. Croft, Julia A. Critchley, Darwin R. Labarthe, Thomas E. Kottke, Wayne H. Giles, and Simon Capewell
Pages
2388-98
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