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History of Ischemic Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States and Europe today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that heart disease causes about 1 in 4 deaths in the United States each year. That is 610,000 people per year. About 735,000 people in the United States have a heart attack each year. Heart disease is considered one of the top preventable causes of death in the United States and Europe. Some genetic factors can contribute, but the disease is largely attributed to poor lifestyle habits. Among these are poor diet, lack of regular exercise, tobacco smoking, alcohol or drug abuse, and high stress. Has this disease always plagued the human race or is our modern lifestyle to blame? A look back at the history of heart disease may surprise you.

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Concistrè, G. (2023). History of Ischemic Heart Disease. In: Concistrè, G. (eds) Ischemic Heart Disease. Springer, Cham.

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