Ethnicity and cardiovascular disease prevention: practical clinical considerations

Catherine Jolly, Paramjit Gill

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    Globally, cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of morbidity and mortality. They differ in incidence and prevalence between ethnic groups both within and between countries. Traditional risk factors are increasing in many countries undergoing a transition to a more western style of life, but, as the risk factors were identified in western populations, it is important to establish the reasons for differences between different ethnic groups and the relative roles of lifestyle and genetics. In many developed countries, disparities exist between ethnic groups in uptake of cardiological interventions and the relative roles of ethnicity and socioeconomic status need to be determined to address these inequalities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)465-70
    Number of pages6
    JournalCurrent opinion in cardiology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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