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Mortality from heart disease and stroke

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Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of mortality in almost all OECD countries, and accounted for 35% of all deaths in 2009. They cover a range of diseases related to the circulatory system, including ischemic heart disease (known as IHD, or heart attack) and cerebrovascular disease (or stroke). Together, IHD and stroke comprise two‐thirds of all cardiovascular deaths, and between them they caused almost one‐quarter of all deaths in OECD countries in 2009.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-11-01

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