In this article, we reviewed the available scientific evidence on cardiovascular disease and risk factors in South America, calling the attention on the need for population preventive programs to improve cardiovascular health in the region. South America now faces three major demographic shifts: population growth, which has slowed recently, dropping in 2006 to a rate of 1.2% per year, the striking urbanization that leads people to migrate in search of employment and better living conditions, and aging.
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