Mortality from Heart Disease and Stroke

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Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of mortality in almost all European Union countries, accounting for 40% of all deaths in the region in 2008. They cover a range of diseases related to the circulatory system, including ischemic heart disease (known as IHD, or heart attack) and cerebro‐vascular disease (or stroke). Together, IHD and stroke comprise 60% of all cardiovascular deaths, and caused one‐quarter of all deaths in EU countries in 2008.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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