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Title Cardiovascular health / edited by Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, NSW, Australia : Spinney Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (60 pages) : color illustrations
Series Issues in society ; v. 340
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 340
Contents Chapter 1 -- Cardiovascular disease: prevalence and causes; Chapter 2 -- Cardiovascular disease risk reduction; Exploring issues -- worksheets and activities; Index
Summary Cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. Although death rates for cardiovascular disease in Australia have declined considerably in recent decades, it continues to be the leading cause of premature death; the health and economic burden of CVD continues to exceed that of any other disease. Ninety per cent of Australians have at least one lifestyle-related risk factor for cardiovascular
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cardiovascular fitness.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Healey, Justin.
ISBN 1921507756
1921507764 (electronic bk.)
9781921507762 (electronic bk.)