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Number of Americans living with cardiovasuclar disease

About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update. Circ. March 7 2017. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485. Accessed February 21, 2017

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
March 7 2017
Volume & Issue
Volume 135, Issue 7
URL
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