TSUNG O. CHENG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A year ago I reported (1) the changing scenes in medicine in the People's Republic of China (PRC) that I observed during my visit to that country after an absence of 22 years. In the summer of 1973, I returned there on the invitation of the Chinese Medical Association for further exchange of information in cardiology. Heart disease is now the most prevalent disorder in China, and it is exceeded only by cancer as the major health problem.
Although rheumatic, hypertensive cardiovascular, coronary artery, pulmonary, and congenital heart diseases remain the five major types of heart disease, their relative frequency
CHENG TO. Changing Prevalence of Heart Diseases in People's Republic of China. Ann Intern Med. ;80:108–109. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-108
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):108-109.
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