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Cardiovascular mortality and the financial crisis in Greece: Trends and outlook.

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 5/02/2016 12:33

At the end of 2008, Greece was hit by an unprecedented financial crisis, the most serious that any western country has experienced in peacetime, with GDP falling by 22% at constant prices and unemployment rising from 8% to 26% in just four years.

Vlachadis N, Iliodromiti Z, Vlachadi M, Xanthos T, Ktenas E, Vrachnis D, Kornarou E, Vrachnis N. Cardiovascular mortality and the financial crisis in Greece: Trends and outlook.  Int J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 6. doi:pii: S0167-5273(14)01500-9. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527314015009


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5/02/2016

Since studies have shown that unemployment, implicating increased psychosocial stress and problematic access to health services, is a significant risk factor for acute cardiovascular events, death rates attributable to cardiovascular disease are likely to increase during a financial depression.


Vlachadis N, Iliodromiti Z, Vlachadi M, Xanthos T, Ktenas E, Vrachnis D, Kornarou E, Vrachnis N.

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