Share on Pinterest Even in many wealthy countries, heart disease is on the rise for some groups. Getty Images Researchers have found evidence that heart disease rates are rising or stagnating even in very wealthy countries. Every year more than 600,000 Americans die due to heart disease. Experts aren’t sure exactly why the rates aren’t improving, but point to obesity as one of the factors. A new trend in cardiovascular health is alarming researchers. The rate of deaths from heart disease and stroke have virtually stopped declining in wealthy countries and in some cases, they’re climbing. Researchers from Australia’s University of Melbourne analyzed trends in cardiovascular disease mortality in 23 high-income countries beginning in 2000. The study was published this month in the International Journal of Epidemiology . The researchers write in their observational study that cardiovascular disease mortality rates for people ages 35 to 74 have slowed their […]