The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: AHA Releases Update of Heart and Stroke Statistics Reply

Once again, statistics on the cardiovascular health of the United States portray a complicated picture of improvement and decline. On the one hand, deaths from cardiovascular disease continue to decline. On the other hand, ominous trends, many stemming from the increase in obesity, suggest that the good news may not last much longer. The full picture is contained in the American Heart Associations Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics– 2012 Update,  published  in Circulation.

Here are a few key items from the update:
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