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Heart disease mortality declining with fewer and less deadly attacks

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1307
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

The decline in mortality from coronary heart disease seen in some countries over the past decade is the result of a reduction in the number of events rather than improved survival, according to the 10 year study monitoring trends and determinants in cardiovascular disease (MONICA).

Investigators from the World Health Organisation's MONICA project monitored the trends in coronary heart disease across 37populations …

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