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“Increasing life expectancy in western society is a result of two major success stories in the prevention and treatment of human disease. The first milestone was eliminating the scourge of common infectious diseases through public health measures, vaccines, and antibiotic drug development. The second was the decline in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, which began in the 1970s.”

Weisfeldt M, Zeiman S. Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: One of the most important contributors to improved human survival is the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Health Aff. 2007; 26(1): 25-37. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/26/1/25

Reference

Title
Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: One of the most important contributors to improved human survival is the treatment of cardiovascular disease
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Weisfeldt M, Zeiman S
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
25-37
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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