This chapter traces the development of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Formal epidemiological research in cardiovascular diseases took several forms, beginning in 1948. The prototype and icon of international investigations was the Framingham Heart Study. The explosion of prospective studies from 1948 onwards, the modern era of research from 1972 to the present, and conceptual evolution in CVD epidemiology are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Development of Modern Epidemiology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Personal Reports from Those Who Were There|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2009|
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- Epidemiological research
- Epidemiological studies
- Framingham heart study
- Heart disease