Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. Cardiovascular disease—including heart disease and stroke—is the leading cause of death in the United States. Every day, 2,200 people die from cardiovascular diseases—that’s nearly 800,000 Americans each year, or 1 in every 3 deaths. More women than men die of heart disease, and thousands of children are born each year with heart defects. In addition, nearly 80 million—one in three—Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
The purpose of this track was to present the best available science and clinically relevant information on current and future directions in cardiovascular disease. The expert faculty provided evidence-based strategies that will impact your practice performance and improve outcomes for your patients.