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"Vital Signs: Avoidable Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke, and Hypertensive Disease" icon

Vital Signs: Avoidable Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke, and Hypertensive Disease

'Deaths attributed to lack of preventive health care or timely and effective medical care can be considered avoidable. In this report, avoidable causes of death are either preventable, as in preventing cardiovascular events by addressing risk factors, or treatable, as in treating conditions once they have occurred. Although various definitions for avoidable deaths exist, studies have consistently demonstrated high rates in the United States....

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