The Cardiovascular System

  • John W. Beasley
  • James E. Davis
  • Patrick McBride

Abstract

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western Europe. Mortality from cardiovascular disease in the United States is approximately twice that for cancer, accounting for one-fourth of all deaths of individuals less than 65 years of age. For 15 to 25% of Americans the first sign of cardiovascular disease is sudden cardiac death. For those who survive the first coronary event, the 5-year risk of dying from underlying CHD is extremely high.

Keywords

Acute Myocardial Infarction Congenital Heart Disease Aortic Stenosis Rheumatic Fever Mitral Stenosis 
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  • John W. Beasley
  • James E. Davis
  • Patrick McBride

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