Overall Reduction in Avoidable Deaths from Cardiac Conditions Mostly in Elderly

Posted on Sep 04, 2013

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. There has been an over 25% decline in deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertension in those under age 75. The decline in avoidable deaths has been greater in those between age 65 and 75. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control believe that access to health care for those over age 65 is largely responsible for the difference.The researchers point to the need to screen for common heart related disease indicators such as hypertension and cholesterol among  those under age 65 as important to reduce avoidable deaths in this age group. The patients over age 65 have access to Medicare and therefore access to preventive medical care.This rate is expected to improve when more people have access to health care under the affordable care act.The study noted that blacks had nearly twice the death rate as whites from avoidable cardiac disease.For information about applying for disability related to heart disease contact Omaha disability attorney at (402) 933-5405 at [email protected]

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