Cardiovascular disease in Europe: epidemiological update

Melanie Nichols, Nick Townsend, Peter Scarborough, Mike Rayner

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This overview provides a Europe-wide update on the current burden of cardiovascular disease, and specifically of coronary heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease continues to cause a large proportion of deaths and disability in Europe, and places a substantial burden on the health care systems and economies of Europe. The overall picture, and the distribution of the burden, continues to evolve in a developing Europe. There have been major improvements in recent years on many measures of cardiovascular disease; however, these improvements have not been universal, and substantial inequalities persist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3028-3034
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number39
Early online date7 Sept 2013
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2013


  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Cardiovascular Diseases/mortality
  • Coronary Disease/mortality
  • Cost of Illness
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Europe/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Distribution
  • Stroke/mortality


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