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The Neglected Component of Cardiovascular Care: Dispelling the Myths

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Dominique Vervoort

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US
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  • Millions of cases of cardiovascular disease are not preventable, requiring surgery.
  • Six billion people lack access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgery.
  • Cardiac surgery in low- and middle-income countries is cost effective.
  • Dozens of countries have <1 cardiac surgeon per 5 million people.
How to Cite: Vervoort D. The Neglected Component of Cardiovascular Care: Dispelling the Myths. Global Heart. 2019;14(3):281–3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2019.04.006
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Published on 01 Sep 2019.

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