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The cost of cardiovascular disease: rising, declining or staying still?
  1. G Lyratzopoulos
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos
    Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, Strategic Health Authority, Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB1 5XB, UK; georgios.lyratzopoulos{at}


Epidemiological, demographic and health technology factors combined are likely to inflate future healthcare CVD costs, with an older and healthier population consuming higher levels of resources required for treatment

  • CVD, cardiovascular disease
  • CHD, coronary heart disease
  • MI, myocardial infarction
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • cost
  • cardiovascular
  • disease
  • health
  • economics

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  • Published Online First 18 April 2006

  • Competing interest statement: The author declares that he has no competing interest.

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