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Deaths from heart disease in UK fall, but prevalence is unchanged

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 23 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4609
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in the United Kingdom has decreased significantly over the past 30 years, but its prevalence has shown little change, and major differences exist in the burden of CVD among the four constituent countries and between men and women, a review has found.1

The review, published in Heart, analysed trends in CVD mortality, morbidity, and treatment in the UK as a whole and separately in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland using national annual statistics and figures on hospital admissions, prevalence, and treatment from 1979 …

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