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What Do We Know about Cardiovascular Disease Spending and Outcomes in the United States?

Although mortality rates for cardiovascular disease have fallen dramatically over the past three decades, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. This slideshow explores the prevalence, disease burden, disparities, outcomes, care, and costs of cardiovascular disease in the United States.

The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system. More information about the analysis related to the slideshow is available through the tracker.


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