Heart Disease Prevention in Older Americans Heart disease is common chronic disease in the United States. In a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007 a history of heart disease was reported by 6.5% of the respondents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007). Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include age, family history, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. It is important to address the risk factors for heart disease in older adults to reduce the prevalence of heart disease in this population. Data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (2005) indicates that the proportion of individuals with two or more risk factors increases...The end:
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