Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality remains the primary cause of
death worldwide, despite the decline in developed countries. CVD
includes a variety of heart and vascular conditions: hypertensive
heart disease, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. Some risk
factors such as age, gender, and family history cannot be changed.
Other causes, including diet, tobacco, drugs of abuse, alcohol, and
lack of exercise, can be altered. In this book, experts... more...