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Heart Diseases (General)

  • By: Hamid Ghanbari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Approximately 16.7 million people die from heart disease each year, with coronary heart disease killing more than 7 million people. Heart disease can affect any component of the cardiovascular system, ...

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