Introduction: Heart Disease and Psychosocial Factors

  • S. Mendis


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].


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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