Mayo Clinic Minute: Success in reducing heart disease deaths, except for young women

In the past five decades, better treatment and less smoking have resulted in a dramatic decrease in deaths from cardiovascular disease, except for one segment of the population.

Dr. Sharonne Hayes says, while death rates in this group are low, they're not going down. One explanation may be treatment bias.

Dr. Hayes says health care professionals and patients need to be more assertive about addressing known risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, in premenopausal women.

Which is why emphasizing the importance of cardiovascular health and heart disease prevention is so important.
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