The Pulse of Heart-Drug Research

Ongoing studies have the potential to change clinical practice and boost survival rates. Here's a guide to some of the most important

Huge advances against heart disease over the past decade have brought down the death rate in the U.S. from heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events by more than 22%. Nevertheless, heart disease still accounts for one out of three fatalities, making it by far the leading cause of death. And some 71.3 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.

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