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Vital Signs: Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Published in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Content created by the CDC.  Heart attacks and strokes are catastrophic, life-changing, and all too common—yet most are preventable. Alarmingly, more than 800,000 of these events happened to adults ages 35–64 in 2016. Many opportunities to spot and treat risk factors, such as identifying people with undiagnosed high blood pressure and improving physical activity, are missed every day. Visit  to read and share the latest  Vital Signs  report, which provides important details about people at risk, including: Americans ages 35–64 are less likely to use aspirin or statins when indicated, and only about half of them have their blood pressure under control. Blacks/African Americans are more likely than whites to develop high blood pressure—especially at earlier ages—and are less likely to have it under control. People with mental health and/or