European cardiovascular disease statistics 2012

Date de parution
octobre 2012
European Heart Network (EHN)
European cardiovascular disease statistics 2012
Langue: Anglais
ISBN: 978-2-9537898-1-2
pdf, 3409 Ko, 125 pages
[Statistiques européennes de maladies cardiovasculaires 2012]
This is the fourth edition of European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics. This fourth edition is published jointly by the European Heart Network, the European Society of Cardiology and the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford. It is part of the European Heart Health Strategy II (EuroHeart II) project and benefits from co-funding from the European Union in the framework of the health programme. CVD remains the main cause of death in Europe with very significant differences in mortality rates between countries.
The differences are greatest between Northern, Southern and Western European countries and Central and Eastern European Countries. There are also differences between Western and Southern European countries with Southern European countries still having lower death rates from CVD than Western European countries. However, policy makers need to consider the differences and take a close look at risk factor prevalence and trends. Differences between Southern and Western European countries may persist but they are narrowing. This may be good news for Western Europe not necessarily for Southern Europe.
The data presented in the fourth edition of European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics show that our efforts to reduce mortality from cardiovascular diseases have been successful. Most noticeably, following steep increases in CVD mortality in some Central and Eastern European countries, these countries are now since the mid-2000 experiencing a decrease. However, the cost to the European Union economies of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is not decreasing.
A read through the chapters of the European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics confirms that Europe suffers badly from lack of data and, particularly, lack of comparable data. This is true for prevalence and incidence rates, rates of surgical procedures as well as for diets. The European Union has an important task in developing standard methods for collecting information or agreed procedures for calibration of locally appropriate methods and questionnaires, to ensure effective service planning and quality of care for patients across the European Union.
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