Cardiovascular disease caused 34.4% of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S in 2003.
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Hypertension and heart failure are the 2 most common cardiovascular reasons for physician visits in older adults. Heart failure is a major cause of chronic disability, inability to exercise, decreased… [ Get More Details ]
Risk of heart valve disease increases with age
Between the ages of 18 and 44, less than 1% of the U.S. population has heart valve disease. This increases to 8.5% between ages 65 and 74, and 13.2% after… [ Get More Details ]