Your Health: Heart Disease Rate Falls, While Survival Rises
Media Contact: Keith Hautala, 859-257-1754, x231
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2009) - Heart disease rates have dropped significantly over the past decade nationwide. Thanks to advances in treatment and preventive care, even people who have had heart attacks are living longer on average than they were in 1999. Still, heart disease remains the top killer in Kentucky and across the country.
Dr. David J. Moliterno, medical director of UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute, looks at the medical reasons behind the news about heart disease, and offers some expert advice on how to keep your heart healthy and pumping, in a guest column appearing in the "Your Health" feature of Sunday's Herald-Leader.
The column is part of an ongoing series of health columns by UK HealthCare experts appearing in each Sunday's edition of the Herald-Leader and online at BluegrassMoms.com.