Heart Disease Remains Leading Cause of Death for Americans

heart disease newsCDC statistics continue to point at heart disease as the number one killer of Americans, with cancer coming in second. Other causes of mortality ranked as serious by the Center included chronic lower respiratory diseases, car accidents, drug overdoses, and stroke. This is no surprise to cardiologists, as heart disease has remained in the top mortality spot for many years. On the plus side, the CDC also noted a 1% drop in overall adult deaths for 2014, with both adult and infant mortality rates (thanks to a 2.3% for the latter) sitting at a record low.

Learn more by reading CNN Reporter Jen Christensen’s full report. You can also watch Dr. Willliam O’Neill explain how Impella will be a major advancement for the treatment of heart disease.

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