Preventing cardiovascular disease in Kentucky: epidemiology, trends, and strategies for the future.

@article{Rugg2008PreventingCD,
  title={Preventing cardiovascular disease in Kentucky: epidemiology, trends, and strategies for the future.},
  author={Sarah Sartini Rugg and Alison L. Bailey and Steven R. Browning},
  journal={The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={149-61; quiz 149, 162-3}
}
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States despite dramatic improvements in the treatment of heart disease in recent years. Kentucky leads the nation in the prevalence of several individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the prevalence of multiple risk factors, and in cardiovascular mortality. While trends in the prevalence of some of these cardiac risk factors have shown improvement, others have remained unchanged or have worsened. The increased… CONTINUE READING