International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Editorial, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Maintaining the Benefit of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs: The Challenge for Future Generations

Whitney L. Kennedy1, Wesley T. O’Neal1* and Jimmy T. Efird1,2
1East Carolina Heart Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, USA
2Center for Health Disparity Research, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,USA
Corresponding author : Wesley T. O’Neal MD
East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
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Received: February 07, 2013 Accepted: February 14, 2013 Published: February 21, 2013
Citation: Kennedy WL, O’Neal1 ST, Efird JT (2013) Maintaining the Benefit of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs: The Challenge for Future Generations. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:2 doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000e111

Abstract

Maintaining the Benefit of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs: The Challenge for Future Generations

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) account for 1 in every 3 deaths in the United States at an annual cost of $149 billion dollars or 17% of total medical expenditure. Over the next 20 years, the prevalence of CVD will increase by 10% with a 3-fold increase in cost. CVD has emerged as a leading cause for mortality in both males and females in the United States.

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