Harvard Health Blog
200,000 heart disease, stroke deaths a year are preventable
Posted September 04, 2013, 3:34 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Itís easy to think of heart disease and stroke as an almost inevitable part of aging in a developed country like the United States. After all, they are our leading causes of death and disability. But the truth is that these are largely preventable conditions.