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Introduction: Heart Disease and Psychosocial Factors

  • S. Mendis

Abstract

There are approximately 35 million deaths attributable to chronic diseases annually. Approximately one third of these deaths are due to cardiovascular disease alone. Cardiovascular disease also accounts for 10% of the global disease burden, of which 80% is borne by low and middle-income countries [1].

Keywords

Coronary Heart Disease Psychosocial Factor Psychosocial Stress Coronary Heart Disease Patient Psychosocial Risk Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mendis
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DiseasesWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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