Local heart disease rate soars in Malheur County; experts list risk factors

Malheur County Courthouse

VALE – Malheur County has one of the highest death rates due to heart disease in the state, and white males are the most affected, according to state and federal data.

Area health professionals have identified some of the risk factors that contribute to heart disease and what individuals can do to reduce them. 

Recently released heart disease data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show white men in Malheur County have the highest death rate in the state due to heart disease. 

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