Heart Attack Has Decreased by 24% in Northern Californians
As a consequence of less smoking, better blood pressure control, and lower cholesterol, heart attack has declined by 24%in a large section of Northern Californians, over the last 10 years.
According to the study which is published in the New England Journal of Medicine, this week, rates of the most severe type of heart attack dropped by 62%.
Study’s senior author, Dr. Alan Go, M.D. said, “We believe improvements in targeting risk factors are in part responsible. We've observed in our population that fewer people are smoking, and there's better control of blood pressure and cholesterol”.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California has insured all of the 46,086 heart attack patients in the study. It is a private not-for-profit health plan that serves more than 3 million people.
The study patients ranged in age from 30 to 90-plus but they were all insured and received quality preventive care.
Dr. Thomas Pearson, M.D., the Director of the Prevention Research Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York, shared that the Kaiser Permanente people are employed. He added that the study included "haves" but no "have-nots”.
The rates of deadly form of heart attack known as an ST-segment elevation heart attack decreased, from 133 to just 50 cases per 100,000 people.
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