Special Issue "Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: Epidemiology and Risk Assessment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 January 2024 | Viewed by 1149
2. Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, IMIB-Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
3. Research Group on Demography and Health, National Faculty of Public Health, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Interests: chronic disease epidemiology; cardiovascular risk factors; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; cancer
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including ischemic heart diseases, cerebrovascular and hypertensive diseases, are the most common fatal non-communicable diseases globally. In high-income countries CVD is placed first among mortality rates, although great geographical inequalities are present. Despite there is a slight reducing trend in mortality along the last decades, their impact remains high also when considering disability aspects, so CVD ranks second by Years of Life Lost (YLL) and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) lost in both sexes. CVD are linked to hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, or diabetes, and unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking, poor diets, and obesity. Since these factors are, to a large extent, preventable, a better control of CVD incidence and prevalence would be archivable through reduction of the population exposure to these, and potentially other, risk factors. Besides, the identification of populations at risk could take advantage of new approaches to stratify individual risks based on genetic, or metabolomic profiles, to better define target populations who could benefit more from personalized preventive or therapeutical approaches.
This special issue aims to showcase the scientific evidence that provides new insights in the assessment of known and new CVD risk factors, including studies on cardiovascular risk profiles based on clinical, lifestyle, genetic, or -omics data. The issue also encourages studies that explore the temporal evolution of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in different areas and population settings and papers that propose or evaluate new algorithms for individual stratification of cardiovascular risk in the context of personalised prevention and treatment.
Original papers including randomized controlled trials and observational studies, will be considered. Narrative or systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also welcome.
Dr. Sandra Milena Colorado-Yohar
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- cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs)
- CARDIOVASCULAR risk factors, risk assessment for cardiovascular disease
- cardiovascular diseases/epidemiology
- genetic risk cardiovascular
- evolution cardiovascular diseases
- risk algorithms
- risk scores