Heart Disease Remains Leading Cause of Death in Bulgaria

Health | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 12:46|  views

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Nearly one third of all deaths worldwide are caused by cardiovascular diseases, announced by the Bulgarian Society of Cardiology.

In Europe, over 4 million people die of cardiovascular diseases every year. The most common among these are the coronary artery disease and the stroke, Bulgarian National Radio notes.

In Bulgaria, on average between 60% and 70% of all deaths are a result of cardiovascular diseases.

At least 80 percent of premature deaths caused by these diseases can be avoided by controlling risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, salt intake, lack of physical activity and high blood pressure.

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Tags: cardiovascular diseases, Bulgarian Society of Cardiology, coronary artery disease, premature deaths


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