Top health tips your cardiologist wants you to know – American Medical Association

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Heart health is a major concern in the U.S. Or at least it should be.
Cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death here for 100 years now, yet more than half of U.S. adults, 51%, don’t even know it. Perhaps not surprisingly, nearly identical numbers of U.S. adults have either cardiovascular disease or hypertension. And as of 2021, five of the top ten drugs prescribed to outpatients were either antihypertensives or antihyperlipidemics. Statistics like these go on and on, so clearly a lot more needs to be done to educate people in the U.S. of how their lifestyle choices are literally killing them.
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Here is a list from the AMA’s What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™ series—which provides physicians with a platform to share what they want patients to understand about today’s health care headlines—on some important health tips that cardiologists want their patients to know.
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