By AMELIA HAVANEC
Capital News Service
LANSING – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 610,000 people every year – one in every four deaths – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cardiovascular disease is a common term. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACD) is not, however, and Michigan residents are dying of this malady at a significantly higher rate than the national average. Earlier this year, the CDC issued a map reporting the cause of death most distinct to each state. Michigan residents are more at risk for ACD than Floridians, but Floridians are more at risk for HIV.