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Coronary heart disease: epidemiology and prevention 

Coronary heart disease: epidemiology and prevention
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Coronary heart disease: epidemiology and prevention
Author(s):

Goodarz Danaei

and Kazem Rahimi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161302_update_002

Update:

This chapter has been extensively revised, and now includes content from retired Chapter 16.13.3.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 17 October 2017

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is now the leading cause of death and disability in almost all regions of the world. Despite recent declines in age-standardized death rates from CHD globally, the number of CHD deaths have been increasing due to a combination of growth in population numbers and their longevity. In addition, manifestation and outcome of CHD varies substantially between and within countries....

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