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Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease.

Go, Alan, Dariush Mozaffarian, Veronique Roger, Emelia Benjamin, Jarett Berry, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics– 2013 Update. Circulation. 2013; 127: e6-e245. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/127/1/e6

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics– 2013 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Go, Alan, Dariush Mozaffarian, Veronique Roger, Emelia Benjamin, Jarett Berry, et al.
Pages
e6-e245
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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