ND Notes a Decline in Deaths From Cardiovascular Disease


According to new research in the American Heart Association journal "Circulation," hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last decade. Shelly Arnold, manager of trauma, stroke and cardiac care at Sanford Health in Bismarck and chair of North Dakota's AHA Advocacy Committee, says one key in improving outcomes locally has been the establishment of statewide systems of stroke and cardiac care. In addition to the improvements in quality of care, also contributing to the decrease were public awareness, prevention strategies and improved lifestyle. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.  

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