Posted on March 22, 2009 at 2:57pm
For decades, heart disease has had the dubious honor of being the leading killer of Americans. Most heart-related deaths happen among the elderly, by far the largest at-risk group for cardiovascular disease. But a new study finds that an alarming portion of heart failure cases are occurring in a much younger group - under age 50 - and overwhelmingly among African Americans.
In the first large-scale study to document the extent of the… Continue