elderly-couple-w-apples.jpgDeaths 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.”

(Story from Healthzone Canada)