Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease: the scale of the problem

Edited by D. John Betteridge

in Hyperlipidaemia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199543502
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740084 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease: the scale of the problem

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The epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been and still is very dynamic and heterogeneous when comparing time trends and mortality rates in different places of the world.

Age-standardized CVD mortality rates have declined in some countries, mainly due to a better management of the essential risk factors.

Unfavourable trends in CVD incidence are found and foreseen in developing countries due to demographic and to adverse lifestyle changes.

Comprehensive CVD prevention strategies are needed to promote primary prevention and better implementation of effective preventive actions in patients with established CVD.

Chapter.  2915 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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