Cardiovascular disease in Europe - epidemiological update 2015

Townsend, Nick, Nichols, Melanie, Scarborough, Peter and Rayner, Mike 2015, Cardiovascular disease in Europe - epidemiological update 2015, European heart journal, vol. 36, no. 40, pp. 2696-2705, doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv428.

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Title Cardiovascular disease in Europe - epidemiological update 2015
Author(s) Townsend, Nick
Nichols, MelanieORCID iD for Nichols, Melanie
Scarborough, Peter
Rayner, Mike
Journal name European heart journal
Volume number 36
Issue number 40
Start page 2696
End page 2705
Total pages 10
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015-10-21
ISSN 1522-9645
Keyword(s) Cardiovascular disease
Coronary heart disease
Summary This article provides an update for 2015 on the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), with a particular focus on coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, across the countries of Europe. Cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of death within Europe, causing almost two times as many deaths as cancer across the continent. Although there is clear evidence, where data are available, that mortality from CHD and stroke has decreased substantially over the last 5-10 years, there are still large inequalities found between European countries, in both current rates of death and the rate at which these decreases have occurred. Similarly, rates of treatment, particularly surgical intervention, differ widely between those countries for which data are available, indicating a range of inequalities between them. This is also the first time in the series that we use the 2013 European Standard Population (ESP) to calculate age-standardized death rates (ASDRs). This new standard results in ASDRs around two times as large as the 1976 ESP for CVD conditions such as CHD but changes little the relative rankings of countries according to ASDR.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv428
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases)
111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology
Socio Economic Objective 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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