The epidemiology and pathophysiology of coronary artery disease

Robert A. Henderson and Leong Lee

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

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ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI:

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The epidemiology and pathophysiology of coronary artery disease

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Advances in the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) have led to significant improvements in prognosis and quality of life, but globally CHD remains a leading cause of premature death and disability. In 2001 CHD was responsible for 11.8% of all deaths in low- and middle-income countries and 17.3% in high-income countries, accounting for over 7 million deaths worldwide. By 2020 CHD is projected to be the leading cause of death and disability-adjusted life years, reflecting a rapidly increasing prevalence in developing countries and Eastern Europe, and the rising incidence of obesity and diabetes in the Western world.

Chapter.  8183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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