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Will more than half of Americans have cardiovascular disease by 2050?

According to new research from the American Heart Association, 6 in 10 people in the U.S. will be affected by cardiovascular disease by 2050.

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and around the world – and cases are on the rise. The American Heart Association just came out with new studies that found if risk factors trends continue the way they are now, a heart-stopping 61% of people in the U.S. will have cardiovascular disease in the coming years.

Right now, 51.2% of people have cardiovascular disease, primarily high blood pressure.

Reset checks in with a doctor from the health organization to hear more about its findings, and hears tips on preventing cardiovascular disease in the future.

GUEST: Dr. Mitch Elkind, former president and current chief clinical science officer of the American Heart Association

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