The number of heart attacks in the United States has flatten sharply and patients a much more likely to survive them. A recent study found that the rate of hospitalization for heart attacks dropped by 38 percent for people 65 and older. The death rate within 30 days of a heart attack also fell by about a third.
The authors of the study attributed this good news to the increased use of cholesterol-lowering medications and coronary angioplasty. Lifestyle changes also were instrumental. To learn more about living a healthy lifestyle refer to our book "Live Longer Live Healthier."