Epidemiology of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Nick Townsend

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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVDs) are the most common cause of both mortality and morbidity globally. They place a large burden on individuals, health systems, and countries due to years lost to premature mortality and disability caused by the diseases. Within this article, we discuss the global burden of ASCVDs through deaths and disability caused by them, consider inequalities between countries and individuals in the risk of ASCVDs, and review the factors that lead to and cause ASCVDs along with approaches to treat and prevent them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine
EditorsR Vasan, D Sawyer
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128051542
ISBN (Print)9780128096574
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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