Major UK Study Reveals Shifting Trends and Persistent Challenges in Heart Disease Over the Last 20 Years

July 06, 2024

The study revealed four main findings, which were:Overall Decline in Heart Disease : The study found a 19% drop in the overall incidence (ie. Economic Disparities: The study highlights a troubling gap in heart disease rates between the rich and poor. Despite significant strides in preventing heart attacks and strokes, the overall burden of heart disease remains high due to the rising incidence of other heart conditions. By focusing on these vulnerable populations, health authorities can develop and implement more effective prevention strategies, ultimately improving heart health outcomes for everyone. The paper, 'Trends in cardiovascular disease incidence among 22 million people in the UK over 20 years: population based study' is published in the BMJ.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford