Cardiovascular disease is now the number- one killer around the globe, accounting for more than 30 percent of deaths worldwide and 45 percent of deaths in the industrial nations. Cardiovascular disease also keeps millions of people from living full lives. Without effective prevention and intervention efforts, these numbers will soar in coming years. Putting a halt to this global pandemic is the purpose of the second annual World Heart Day, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001. ...

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