CHARLES M. WYLIE, M.D., Dr.P.H.
In the last 20 years medical and public health authorities have recognized cardiovascular disease as an increasing problem, the control of which requires both organized community and individual action.
Ten million persons in the United States are estimated to have cardiovascular disease, which causes one out of every two deaths.1 Patients with these long-term diseases lose many workdays and have much permanent disability. These facts increase the importance of cardiovascular disease as a community problem.
Statistics for this group of diseases are based on the incidence and prevalence of diagnosed cases. However, some apparently well persons can have early cardiovascular
WYLIE CM. SCREENING FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN BALTIMORE(SCREENING FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN BALTIMORE*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1070–1077. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-1070
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(5):1070-1077.
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