Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versión On-line ISSN 1729-519X
ALMAGUER LOPEZ, Miguel; HERRERA VALDES, Raúl y PEREZ-OLIVA DIAZ, Jorge. Global epidemic of chronic vascular illnesses: A new paradigm and challenge. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
An epidemiological transition is ocurring throughout the world, leading to an increased morbidity and mortality by non-communicable diseases; in despite of the global characteristic of this phenomenon it is more accelerated in the emerging countries. Cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, macroangiopathy and chronic renal disease are among the main diseases. These diseases have in common that in their origin, progression to chronicity or their complications the vascular damage is presented and on the other hand shares the same risk factors. In this article is analysed the morbidity, mortality and the tendency of these diseases and the risks and transition risks that may influence in this epidemic health problem. A new paradigm integrating the concept of chronic vascular disease and estrategies for its prevention is proposed.
Palabras llave : Non-communicable disease; Chronic vascular disease; Global epidemy.