The Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
2011 (English)In: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 0889-4655, E-ISSN 1550-5049, Vol. 26, no 4, S5-S14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) today is responsible for approximately one-third of deaths worldwide, and that figure will surely increase in both developing and developed countries as risk factors for the disease-primarily dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, poor diet, and smoking-continue to increase. Although these risk factors are modifiable, to date there is a relative paucity of measures to prevent or control them, particularly in developing countries. A population strategy combined with a high-risk strategy for CVD prevention could greatly reduce the burden of disease in the coming decades. Many initiatives are working, but many more are needed. This chapter provides background on the global burden of CVD and provides the context for the subsequent chapters addressing nurses roles in reversing the bleak predictions for the ravages of CVD if risk factors are left unchecked in the coming decades.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aspen Publishers Inc , 2011. Vol. 26, no 4, S5-S14 p.
cardiovascular disease; developing countries; prevention
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69817DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318213efcfISI: 000292421600003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69817DiVA: diva2:433542