An overview of cardiovascular disease and research

by Edward Nason

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This working paper has been prepared for Project Retrosight which is investigating the payback on CVD research in three countries (Australia, Britain, Canada). This document provides an overview of the key background issues involved in this study of research into CVD. These are: an introduction to CVD, including the different forms of the disease, risk factors and the impact on both people and countries; an introduction to CVD research, covering the different areas of CVD research,the key advances, high-impact research and future expectations for research.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Cardiovascular disease overview

  • Chapter Two

    Cardiovascular research overview

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