TUESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- 2010 was a year that enjoyed continued advances in the treatment of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
"We have come far in the past decade, reducing heart disease deaths by more than 27 percent and stroke deaths by more than 44 percent," American Heart Association president Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman of the department of neurology for the Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami, said in a news release.
"But we know there is still much to be done in improving the lives of heart disease and stroke patients -- and more importantly, in preventing these devastating diseases in the first place. Scientific research will help us lead the way," he said.
The top 10 advances in heart disease for 2010 are:
The top 10 advances in stroke for 2010 are:
For more information on heart disease and stroke, visit the American Heart Association.
-- Steven Reinberg
SOURCES: American Heart Association, news release, Dec. 21, 2010
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