Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease

Authored by: Aleksandra Kalinowska , Lawrence W. Dobrucki

Handbook of Small Animal Imaging

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466555686
eBook ISBN: 9781466555693
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19052-38

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Abstract

In the late 1990s, predictions were made that by the year 2020 cardiovascular disease would become a dominant health problem and the major cause of mortality (Murray and Lopez 1997). The prophecy has already been fulfilled almost a decade earlier—cardiovascular disease is a prevalent problem in today’s aging American society. It affects over 70% of people above 60 years of age and already about 12% of young citizens only in their 20s (Roger 2011).

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