Americans Suffer Comparatively Higher Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Americans suffer comparatively higher risk of heart attacks and strokes on the date as compared to the past generation, while there are more adults from the United States have been detected with poor cardiovascular health, according to the new research.

However, the black US adults don’t straggle in cardiovascular health over the white people as more as they once used to do. It is all due to the worst health among the white Americans instead of black people gain, the research found.

Leading author of the study, Dr. Arleen Brown from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles said in a statement that, “The cardiovascular health of the U.S. started out low and has fallen. African-Americans had lower cardiovascular health than whites over the entire period studied, especially in the youngest adults. Mexican-Americans had lower optimal cardiovascular health in most time points, but this was less consistent than the black-white difference.”


Researchers of the study have thoroughly analyzed the data obtained from the nationally representative survey dating between 1988 and 2014 following adult people from the United States with age of 25 years old and more with no link to cardiovascular disease.

For the same, researchers followed around 21,000 white people, 4,000 Mexican Americans, 10,400 African Americans born in the United States, while 5,500 Mexican Americans born at different places.

“Still, the findings offer fresh evidence that Americans have lots of room to improve their heart health”, stated Dr. George Mensah, who is the researcher and accompanying editorial from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.