We Are Living Longer With Coronary Heart Disease And After Heart Attacks
The Big Heart Disease Lie
Because medical care and treatment have improved. We understand more about how these conditions develop and what things really work in reducing our risk of getting them. Fewer adults smoke due to anti-smoking publicity, smoking clinics, help lines and medications (although smoking among children, teenagers and the twenty-year-olds, particularly females, may be increasing).
There is an awareness and acceptance that healthy eating and exercise are beneficial; we know that thinner people live longer and are more likely to survive longer after a heart attack.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels are treated more effectively and more aggressively in everyone, particularly those with coronary heart disease.
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