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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 11 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2500

Heart disease is set to rise in China: The prevalence of heart disease and stroke in China may rise by three quarters by 2030, resulting in 21.3 million cases of cardiovascular disease and 7.7 million related deaths in the next 20 years, say projections published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (doi:10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.109.910711). Drastically reducing the prevalence of smoking and lowering blood pressure could reverse the trend, the report says.

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