This isn't good news in the slightest: half of all Americans will get heart disease. It's already the leading killer, why can't we just catch a break?
Oh yeah, it's because we're lazy.
This latest analysis considers the lifetime risk for all cardiovascular diseases, a category that includes coronary artery disease (whose symptoms are most often heart attack and angina) along with strokes, congestive heart failure, and more — something that really hasn't been done before. Usually, the analysis is limited to one disease, and a short period of time.
Here are the results: