Silver Book Fact

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2017 Update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017; 135. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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