Thursday, June 5, 2008

Drawing A Line Against Cardiovascular Disease

“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States according to the American Heart Association (AHA). This might not come as a shock to most people, but the actual statistics for heart disease are mind blowing: the AHA reports that 60.8 million Americans suffer from some form of heart disease; that's one in every five Americans. Nearly one of every 2.5 deaths in this country stems from cardiovascular disease. ‘It is important for Americans to know just how deadly heart disease is,’ says Debbie Williams, VP of Medical Affairs for Meridian Co. Ltd. Meridian has developed a medical device called the Digital Pulse Analyzer (DPA), which provides early detection of arterial wall stiffness and determines the biological age of arteries ‘The DPA provides a simple way for people to monitor their cardiovascular health,’ explains Williams. ‘Along with a healthy diet and exercise, early screenings for heart disease contribute to protecting and preventing cardiovascular disease.’”

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