Deaths from cardiovascular ailments plunged a remarkable 30 percent in Canada over a 10-year period, a new study shows.
Experts credit the decline in deaths due to heart attack, heart failure and stroke to prevention campaigns, like blood pressure control as well as anti-smoking and cholesterol-lowering campaigns.
“We’re talking about success with the No. 1 killer in the country,” says Dr. Peter Liu, head of circulatory health at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. “It shows that all our efforts are paying off.”