Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death globally. To address this burden on health-care systems around the world, an in-depth understanding is needed about the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and various forms of cardiovascular disease in different countries and regions. This ongoing Series of articles from Nature Reviews Cardiology, together with selected content from other Nature Reviews journals, comprehensively describes the global epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.

Map of the world with populations in different colours