Chapter 9. Global Perspective on Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. K Srinath Reddy

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch9

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Reddy, K. S. (2002) Global Perspective on Cardiovascular Disease, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • cardiovascular disease;
  • world health organization;
  • epidemiologic transition;
  • rheumatic heart disease (RHD);
  • arrested epidemiologic transition


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiologic transition and the evolution of the CVD epidemic

  • Projections

  • Mechanisms that propel a CVD epidemic in developing countries

  • Strategies to deal with the coronary epidemic

  • The enormous need for evidence-based medicine in developed and developing countries