Published: 23 October 2021
Author(s): Chiara Di Blasi, Matteo Renzi, Paola Michelozzi, Francesca de’ Donato, Matteo Scortichini, Marina Davoli, Francesco Forastiere, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Massimo Stafoggia
Section: Original article

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the world [1], as well as in Europe and Italy [2], accounting for more than 1.8 million deaths (36% of total) every year. It has been estimated that around 13 million of new CVDs cases occur each year in Europe causing 27 million of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) [3], and in Italy there are 44 on 10,000 people with cardiovascular disability [2].

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