Cardiovascular disease epidemiology

Henry Blackburn

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Development of Modern Epidemiology
Subtitle of host publicationPersonal Reports from Those Who Were There
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191724077
ISBN (Print)9780198569541
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

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  • Epidemiological research
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Framingham heart study
  • Heart disease


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