Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the 21st century: Updated updated numbers and updated facts

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According to updated statistics, cardiovascular disease is the first cause of death both in United States (source: American Heart Association, 2013) and worldwide (data of the World Health Organization, 2013). In this special short report the current epidemiological data concerning cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke are presented. Cardiovascular disorders represent the foremost cause of preventable death globally. Indeed, efforts to improve lifestyles, controlling lifestyle-related major cardiovascular risk factors, will definitely contribute to cardiovascular disease prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Disease Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Epidemioogy
  • Prevention
  • Statistics
  • Stroke
  • Updated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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