Richer countries have lower cardiovascular death rates

09/2/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

High-income countries have a higher risk burden for cardiovascular disease than low-income countries, Canadian researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology meeting. However, poor countries had 7.25 times greater incidence of cardiovascular disease death than wealthy countries. Better systems of care and treatment delivery may be needed in low-income countries, researcher Dr. Koon Teo said.

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