Fonarow said it is important to note that "during this study time frame, there were corresponding reductions in heart attack and strokes along with a greater than 25 percent reduction in cardiovascular deaths in the United States."
Fonarow emphasized that we still need to do better. "These data suggest that Americans have improved their cholesterol levels and as a result have improved their heart health. Nevertheless, there are further opportunities to improve lifestyle modification and use of statin medications in eligible men and women with or at risk for cardiovascular disease," he added.
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