Special Issue "Cardiovascular Diseases and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)
Dr. Kathryn M. Rose
Cardiovascular Disease Program, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Phone: +1 919 966 1967
Fax: +1 919 966 9800
Interests: cardiovascular disease epidemiology; socioeconomic and geographic health disparities; population-based cardiovascular disease surveillance
Despite decades of steady declines in coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke mortality in many western countries, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. With the aging of populations, higher rates of risk factors (e.g., smoking, physical inactivity), emerging epidemics (e.g., obesity, diabetes, heart failure) and increased economic costs associated with CHD survival, the burden of CVD is projected to steadily increase in coming decades, with less affluent individuals and countries being disproportionately impacted.
This special issue focuses on the contribution of socio-environmental characteristics to disparities in CVD within and across populations. Review papers that critically evaluate the current literature and incorporate suggestions for overcoming shortcomings in future research are encouraged, as are original research papers.
Kathryn Rose, Ph. D.
The Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601) was launched in 2004 and is an Open Access journal, with the main Editorial Office located in Basel, Switzerland. It has been accepted for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, available as the Web of Science and in Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences. Coverage will begin with the 2009 issues. This journal is also abstracted and indexed very rapidly by Chemical Abstracts, MedLine/PubMed and EMBASE. The IJERPH maintains a rapid editorial procedure and a rigorous peer-review system. Well written papers have been peer-reviewed and published in less than 4 weeks from manuscript submission. All papers published in IJERPH have DOI numbers.
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- cardiovascular disease
- coronary heart disease
- heart failure
- socioeconomic disparities
- global burden of cardiovascular disease
- social environment
- socio-environmental characteristics
- socio-economic characteristics
Article: Context and Cardiovascular Risk Modification in Two Regions of Ontario, Canada: A Photo Elicitation Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(9), 2481-2499; doi:10.3390/ijerph6092481
Received: 14 August 2009; Accepted: 14 September 2009 / Published: 17 September 2009| Download PDF Full-text (693 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(10), 2568-2584; doi:10.3390/ijerph6102568
Received: 10 August 2009; Accepted: 29 September 2009 / Published: 30 September 2009| Download PDF Full-text (532 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Agreement between the SCORE and D’Agostino Scales for the Classification of High Cardiovascular Risk in Sedentary Spanish Patients
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2800-2811; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112800
Received: 12 August 2009; Accepted: 6 November 2009 / Published: 11 November 2009| Download PDF Full-text (465 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Associations between Area-Level Unemployment, Body Mass Index, and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in an Urban Area
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3082-3096; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123082
Received: 26 October 2009; Accepted: 1 December 2009 / Published: 4 December 2009| Download PDF Full-text (225 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Estimating Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease for Small Areas Using Collateral Indicators of Morbidity
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(1), 164-177; doi:10.3390/ijerph7010164
Received: 20 November 2009; Accepted: 14 January 2010 / Published: 18 January 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1328 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: A Systematic Review of Occupational Exposure to Particulate Matter and Cardiovascular Disease
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1773-1806; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041773
Received: 4 March 2010; in revised form: 31 March 2010 / Accepted: 16 April 2010 / Published: 19 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (405 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 January 2011