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Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Annika Rosengren, Joep Perk and Jean Dallongeville

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.012
Prevention of                   Cardiovascular Disease

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The global increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) during the 20th century is partially explained by an increasing proportion of older adults in the population, but also by changes in work conditions, transport, diet, and social networks, all of which have a direct impact on risk factors for CVD. Although the mortality rate is falling markedly in some European countries, it is increasing in others and CVD is expected to remain the leading cause of premature death in Europe in the coming decades....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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