Deaths from coronary heart disease

People live with their own idiosyncrasies and die of their own illnesses. Number of deaths from coronary heart disease 500 000 and above 1000-9999 1 100 000-499 999 less than 1000 lE H Sj z NIGERIA ONE STC I waked and sat up when I felt a confusion and indistinctness in my head which lasted, I suppose about half a minute. Soon after I perceived that I had suffered a paralytick stroke, and that my Speech was taken from me. Stroke is the brain equivalent of a heart attack. Blood must flow to and...

Contents

By Dr LEE Jong-Wook, Director-General, World Health Organization 9 Types of cardiovascular disease 18 Different types of cardiovascular diseases. Global deaths from cardiovascular diseases. Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease 20 Deaths from rheumatic heart disease. Cases of rheumatic heart disease in children. Deaths among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in Australia. Overview of modifiable, non-modifiable and novel risk factors. Percentage contribution of leading risk factors...

Acknowledgements

Special thanks go to the following WHO staff for their support for this project Catherine Le Gales-Camus, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Robert Beaglehole, Director, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion Rafael Bengoa, Director, Health Systems Policy and Operations and Derek Yach, Representative of the Director-General. Particular thanks go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States of America, for their generous...

Global burden of coronary heart disease

Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them. Czechoslovakian proverb Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost can be thought of as healthy years of life lost. They indicate the total burden of a disease, as opposed to simply the resulting deaths. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 10 of DALYs lost in low- and middle-income countries, and 18 in high-income countries. A heart attack occurs when the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle become blocked,...