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This overview provides a Europe-wide update on the current burden of cardiovascular disease, and specifically of coronary heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease continues to cause a large proportion of deaths and disability in Europe, and places a substantial burden on the health care systems and economies of Europe. The overall picture, and the distribution of the burden, continues to evolve in a developing Europe. There have been major improvements in recent years on many measures of cardiovascular disease; however, these improvements have not been universal, and substantial inequalities persist.

Original publication




Journal article


Eur Heart J

Publication Date





3028 - 3034


Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Epidemiology, Morbidity, Mortality, Treatment, Adult, Age Distribution, Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Coronary Disease, Cost of Illness, Epidemiologic Methods, Europe, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Sex Distribution, Stroke