[The Worldwide WHO MONICA Project: results and perspectives].

@article{Keil2005TheWW,
  title={[The Worldwide WHO MONICA Project: results and perspectives].},
  author={Ulrich Keil},
  journal={Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S38-45
        }
}
After World War II coronary heart disease (CHD) assumed epidemic proportions in western countries. In many countries the peak of the epidemic occurred in 1968. In 1978 the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH organized the Bethesda conference on the decline in CHD mortality. The aim of the conference was to find out whether measures of prevention or improvements in acute coronary care were responsible for the decline in age-specific CHD mortality rates. Because of lack of… CONTINUE READING

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