Cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and stroke, was the number one cause of death in the United States throughout the entire 20th Century - and retains this dubious distinction now into the 21st Century. Each day nearly 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease. More than one in five Americans has some form of heart disease.
As the "baby boomers" mature and the population ages, the incidence of cardiovascular disease will likely increase to levels that will adversely impact society's ability to finance the health care of its citizens. Compounding this trend is the rapidly increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in the U.S., especially among the young, raising concerns among public health experts that historical gains in life expectancy could be reversed as these conditions adversely impact cardiovascular health.
Centrally located in New Brunswick, The Cardiovascular Institute is fast becoming a truly world-class cardiovascular program offering comprehensive, state-of-the-art heart disease prevention and treatment services for the residents of New Jersey.