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Heart disease increases in the United States

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — Nearly half of the United States’ population has some form cardiovascular disease, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.

The increase comes from doctors re-defining blood pressure levels that are deemed dangerous.

“If you include coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and high blood pressure you’re talking nearly fifty-percent of the adult population in the United States has some form of cardiovascular disease,” Mayo Clinic Health System Cardiologist Michael Meyers said.

Proper eating habits, blood pressure control and regular exercise are the most effective way to prevent heart disease.

Marcus Aarsvold

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