In past 10 years, serious cases of heart attack have declined by 62 percent in Northern California. Other lighter such cases have decreased by 24 percent. This was revealed in a study that involved more than 46,000 patients.

The decline was due to the countrywide efforts to keep the risks of heart disease down for the people. The study was published in New England Journal of Medicine that gave the details that heart attack among Kaiser patients fel 24 percent in from 1999 to 2008.

This was mainly owing to the fact that more Kaiser patients had lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol levels and their smoking habits too were under control.

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