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Heart Health

CVD remains the number one and most costly1 killer in the U.S. and a major cause of disability. Beyond the toll in suffering and death, it comes with a steep price tag. CVD will cost the U.S. a projected $503 billion in medical expenses (direct costs) and lost productivity (indirect costs) in 2010.1

Find initiatives below to help enhance heart health on your campus.


  1. American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2010 Update. Circulation; 2010. Available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.192667. Accessed December 18, 2009.
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