Cardiovascular disease in Europe: Epidemiological update

  • Nichols M
  • Townsend N
  • Scarborough P
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Abstract

This overview provides a Europe-wide update on the current burden of cardiovascular disease, and specifically of coronary heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease continues to cause a large proportion of deaths and disability in Europe, and places a substantial burden on the health care systems and economies of Europe. The overall picture, and the distribution of the burden, continues to evolve in a developing Europe. There have been major improvements in recent years on many measures of cardiovascular disease; however, these improvements have not been universal, and substantial inequalities persist.

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  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Treatment

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Authors

  • Melanie Nichols

  • Nick Townsend

  • Peter Scarborough

  • Mike Rayner

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