DALLAS, Nov. 27 A new study that shows young women aredying of heart disease while the death rate for men has leveled off offersstrong evidence that preventive medical care is the most effective solution tofighting the war on cardiovascular disease, said Christopher T. Fey, thechairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine(R).
The just released study published in Journal of the American College ofCardiology revealed that more women under 45 are dying of heart disease due toclogged arteries, while the death rate for men that age has leveled off.
Heart experts aren't sure what is taking place, but they think increasingrates of obesity and other risk factors are to blame for the rising rate ofcardiovascular disease in young women.
"Advancements in treatment and preventive measures, such as prescribingcholesterol-lowering medications, are improving the outcomes for thousands ofindividuals. The problem, however, is that we still need to get constructivepreventive measures in the lives of people earlier rather than later whenexpensive, life-saving treatment is necessary," Fey said. "There are millionsof people at risk right now who will benefit from low-cost preventive care."
Preventive care often ends for American adolescents when they leave thecare of a pediatrician and doesn't resume until symptoms occur later in life,he noted.
"The disease process starts early in life and steps -- many of them simpleand inexpensive -- should be taken then to avoid serious medical complicationslater in life," Fey said.
Those action steps should include health risk assessments and earlyscreening tests such as comprehensive blood work so top risks can bedetermined and controlled, he said. U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) offersproactive preventive health services at every point in the healthcarecontinuum of an individual's life, including The Prevention Plan (R), agroundbreaking online personalized prevention plan for individuals. Thecompany also offers high-technology diagnostic and clinical services throughtheir Centers for Preventive Medicine and a suite of chronic diseasemanagement tools through U.S. Care Management.
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