Decline in the Mortality Rates of Cardiovascular Diseases

Since the late 1970s, some of the countries have observed the number of deaths caused cardiovascular disease such as heart diseases and strokes decline by 40 to 80 percent.

This was huge yet often unheralded achievement of global public health which underpinned the substantial amplification in life expectancy.

But a study has shown that the rates of cardiovascular disease mortality have pretty much stopped reducing in a lot of high-income countries.

This trend is very concerning as the widely spreading high prevalence of the risk factors like obesity, and it further has potential implications for the future trends in the expectancy of life.

The trends in cardiovascular disease mortality were analyzed, which mainly comprised of heart diseases and stroke, in twenty-three high-income countries after the year 2000; and it was found that he rates of cardiovascular disease mortality in people that were aged 35 to 74-years-old were now barely declining, or were even increasing, in twelve of the twenty-three countries.

This recent slowdown in the mortality of cardiovascular disease is happening throughout high-income countries that have diverse epidemiological environments which is distribution, incidence, and the control of diseases, and it seems that the English-speaking countries are worst affected.

The mortality rates of Cardiovascular diseases in the females of both USA and Canada have increased the most in recent year, whereas in Australia, the UK and New Zealand, the annual reduction in deaths resulting from cardiovascular diseases are now only about 20 to 50 percent of what they use to be in 2000s.