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Trends In Coronary Heart Disease Mortality: The Influence Of Medical Care Russell V. Luepker

Trends In Coronary Heart Disease Mortality: The Influence Of Medical Care

Russell V. Luepker

Published August 25th 1988
ISBN : 9780195052978
Hardcover
320 pages
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 About the Book 

After rising steadily in western societies since the turn of the century, the rate of coronary heart disease mortality has dropped sharply over the past two decades. Based on a 1986 conference held at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,MoreAfter rising steadily in western societies since the turn of the century, the rate of coronary heart disease mortality has dropped sharply over the past two decades. Based on a 1986 conference held at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, this book addresses the question of why the number of deaths from heart disease has fallen. The contributors, all leading authorities in the fields of cardiology and epidemiology, review trends and variation in morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease and in the use of clinical procedures in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. They assess the influence of medical care on the diseases prevalence, incidence, mortality, and case fatality rates. The effects of such procedures as antihypersensitive drugs, intravenous thrombolysis, cardiac pacemakers, coronary angioplasty, coronary bypass surgery, cholesterol-lowering agents, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are examined. No fuller insight into this timely and important medical question is available.