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CDC: 1 in 4 Cardiovascular Deaths Avoidable


According to new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four cardiovascular deaths – that is, 200,000 of 800,000 – are completely preventable. What more can be done to save these lives? We gather some leading experts for a frank assessment of heart disease in America. Joining us are Dr. Bechara Choucair of the Chicago Department of Public Health; Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, Professor in Preventive Medicine and Medicine-Cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine; and Dr. Vincent Bufalino, cardiologist at Advocate Health Care. View graphs on heart disease below.