Dr. J. Damodharan, MD*
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is common in the general population, affecting the majority of adults past the age of 50 years. The prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) is approximately one-third to one-half that of total CVD.
No other life-threatening disease is as prevalent or expensive to society. Persons with CVD are likely to die from their
As a diagnostic category, CVD includes three major areas:
Also of interest, and of increasing importance, are chronic arrhythmias, electrocardiographic abnormalities, and left ventricular hypertrophy, established by electrocardiography or echocardiography.
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