Epidemiology of vascular diseases

Welsh, P. and Iliodromiti, S. (2019) Epidemiology of vascular diseases. In: Touyz, R. M. and Delles, C. (eds.) Textbook of Vascular Medicine. Springer: Cham, pp. 299-306. ISBN 9783030164805 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16481-2_28)

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Epidemiology has been a key tool in the discovery of modifiable risk factors that cause vascular diseases and has allowed us to monitor the impact of interventions on public health. Although there are long-term declines in the rates of traditional vascular diseases in the Western world, there are an increasing number of people living with chronic diseases such as vascular dementia and heart failure. In addition, there are challenges presented by socioeconomic, cultural, and demographic inequalities in vascular health care that might benefit from ongoing precision medicine research to target the right treatment to the right patients at the right time. Cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death worldwide, and researchers need to raise awareness and improve management of risk factors for vascular disease within the global context.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Welsh, Dr Paul and Iliodromiti, Dr Stamatina
Authors: Welsh, P., and Iliodromiti, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Published Online:03 August 2019

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