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By 2030, 40.5% of the U.S. population is projected to have some form of cardiovascular disease.

Heidenreich P, Trogdon J, Khaviou O, Butler J, et al. Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: A policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circ. 2011; 123: 933-44. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/01/24/CIR.0b013e31820a55f5.abstract

Reference

Title
Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: A policy statement from the American Heart Association
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Heidenreich P, Trogdon J, Khaviou O, Butler J, et al.
Pages
933-44
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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