Archive - Dec 21, 2017 - SCA Article

Archive - Dec 21, 2017 - SCA Article

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Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths Decline Slightly, New Statistics Find

Deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined slightly, yet both diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the United States, new federal statistics show.

A report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., and stroke still ranks fifth. The diseases also are the leading causes of death in the world.

Heart disease deaths per 100,000 people declined from 168.5 to 165.5, while stroke deaths went from 37.6 to 37.3. Other top causes of deaths also declined. Preliminary mortality statistics for 2017 show heart disease and stroke deaths continue to decrease.

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