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“…CVD has held the rank of number-one killer in the United States every year since 1900 (except for 1918, thanks to pandemic flu) and now hold the title ‘world’s greatest killer.'”

Health Affairs. Trends in the Burden, Treatment, and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Prologue. Health Affairs. January/February 2007; 26(1): 12. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/26/1/12

Reference

Title
Trends in the Burden, Treatment, and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Prologue
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
January/February 2007
Authors
Health Affairs
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
12
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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