04:20am Thursday 27 February 2020

CUMC Expert Raises Concerns about Heart Disease Trends

In a presentation at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Francisco, Goldman said that about half of the overall decline in heart disease deaths can be attributed to improved treatments for people who develop heart disease. Such treatments include medicines, as well as surgical and other interventions, that have improved the outcomes of people who suffer heart attacks.

However, Goldman added, “We seem to be losing the battle on lifestyle. I hope I am wrong, but the marked increase in diabetes and obesity is going to offset most of the decrease in primary risk factors” such as smoking and cholesterol.”

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