Importance

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is the number 1 reason for death. Stroke affects many millions around the world as well and could leave devastating health consequences. Researchers aimed to see what the trend of CVD and stroke are in the future.

Results

The researchers projected CVD and stroke deaths until 2030. The model they used projected that CVD deaths would decrease by 2030 by ?27% (79 000 fewer deaths per year) and stroke mortality would remain unchanged (200 fewer deaths per year). They also projected that health disparities will be improved in stroke deaths but not CVD deaths.

Conclusion

If these projections are accurate, the study suggest that the total US CVD deaths are expected to decline, whereas stroke mortality will remain relatively constant.