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Heart Attack

  • By: Daniel Kim M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Cardiovascular disease (comprised mainly of heart disease and stroke) represents the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. In the United States, heart attacks make up about half of the prevalence of all coronary heart disease.

Definition and Medical Diagnosis

A heart attack, ...

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