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Tackling Heart Disease on a Global Scale

Cardiovascular disease annually kills more people around the globe than anything else. Seventy percent of the U.S. population will experience it or have a love one experience it—and the situation gets even more dire in impoverished countries. Until recently, there hasn't been much of an effort to focus on heart disease as a global health issue—but changes are on the way, according to Paul Mather, MD, a professor of Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine and chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s International Session.

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