Heart disease death rate rising for middle-aged Americans

ST. LOUIS -  One of America`s greatest achievements over much of the past century has been a huge decline in death rates from heart disease and strokes, but something's happened.

The death rate from heart disease has stalled out since 2011 and the death rate is actually rising for middle-aged Americans.

SLUCare Cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim from SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital discusses what's behind this cardiovascular-disease death rate trend.

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