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Secondary Prevention 2: Common Clinical and Chronic Diseases

Warren G. Thompson and Darryl S. Chutka

in Mayo Clinic Preventive Medicine and Public Health Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743018
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929603 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743018.003.0011

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Secondary Prevention 2: Common Clinical and Chronic Diseases

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Chronic diseases are responsible for 6 of the 7 leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease and cancer account for about half of all deaths. Cerebrovascular disease, chronic low respiratory tract diseases, diabetes mellitus, and Alzheimer disease account for an additional 16% of deaths. Chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, hypertension, and hypertensive renal disease account for 2% of all deaths in the United States. A substantial portion of these deaths is preventable; here, we provide a concise review of these common clinical diseases with an emphasis on prevention.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Public Health

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