Cardiovascular Risk in South America Compared to Other Countries

  • Leonardo Roever
  • Elmiro Santos Resende
  • Anaisa Silva Roerver-Borges
Cardiovascular Care (L Roever, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Cardiovascular Care


Purpose of Review

The goal is to discuss the prevalence of cardiovascular risk in South America compared to other countries.

Recent Findings

The results highlight the importance of evidence-based approaches to promote the reduction of the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a global context. Indicating the need for policies that promote cardiac health in the global sphere.


Future efforts to generate global of risk factors for cardiovascular disease should be implemented. As well as prevention and treatment measures aimed at decreasing cardiovascular outcomes.


Hypertension Cardiovascular risk factors Lipids Metabolic syndrome Cardiovascular disease 



Waist circumference


Metabolic syndrome


Cardiovascular disease






Acute myocardial infarction


Waist/hip ratio


Coronary artery disease


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo Roever
    • 1
  • Elmiro Santos Resende
    • 1
  • Anaisa Silva Roerver-Borges
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ResearchFederal University of UberlândiaUberlândiaBrazil
  2. 2.Master Institute of Education President Antonio Carlos, IMEPACAraguariBrazil

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