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Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 7;35(42):2950-9. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu299. Epub 2014 Aug 19.

Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2014: epidemiological update.

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1
British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
2
British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK Nicholas.townsend@dph.ox.ac.uk.
3
British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK.

Abstract

This paper provides an update for 2014 on the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and in particular coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, across the countries of Europe. Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths among Europeans than any other condition, and in many countries still causes more than twice as many deaths as cancer. There is clear evidence in most countries with available data that mortality and case-fatality rates from CHD and stroke have decreased substantially over the last 5-10 years but at differing rates. The differing recent trends have therefore led to increasing inequalities in the burden of CVD between countries. For some Eastern European countries, including Russia and Ukraine, the mortality rate for CHD for 55-60 year olds is greater than the equivalent rate in France for people 20 years older.

KEYWORDS:

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

PMID:
25139896
DOI:
10.1093/eurheartj/ehu299
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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