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Declining cardiovascular mortality masks unpalatable inequalities

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  • Contributors AL and RD collaborated on all stages and drafts of this editorial.

  • Funding Dr Leyland reports grants from Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12017/13), grants from Chief Scientist Office (SPHSU13) during the conduct of the study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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