A Projected Steep Rise in Cardiovascular Disease by 2060

A Projected Steep Rise in Cardiovascular Disease by 2060

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology projects that by 2060 “rates of cardiovascular risk factors and disease will increase significantly in the United States” which may “contribute to a rising burden on the U.S. health care system and highlight the need for equitable access to prevention education and treatments now to prevent future disease.” The research analyzed “the following cardiovascular risk factors: diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity; and the following cardiovascular diseases: ischemic heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and stroke.” Andreas Kalogeropoulos, clinical and outcomes researcher, explains that “The absolute numbers are staggering and suggest that by year 2060, compared to 2025, the numbers of people, particularly minorities, with CV risk factors are expected to increase dramatically. Unless targeted action is taken, disparities in the burden of cardiovascular disease are only going to be exacerbated over time.”


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