40 pct of deaths in Turkey caused by cardiovascular disease

207,000 people on average die each year in Turkey from cardiovascular disease, which constitutes 40 percent of total deaths.

40 pct of deaths in Turkey caused by cardiovascular disease

 World Bulletin / News Desk

Orhan Oyar, head of the radiology department at İzmir Katip Çelebi University's medical faculty, has said that more than 200,000 people die of cardiovascular disease each year in Turkey, which equals 40 percent of all deaths in the country.

Professor Oyar stressed that early diagnosis for cardiovascular disease is extremely important. “The fact that the treatment of cardiovascular disease is more expensive than cancer treatment makes early diagnosis in these diseases even more crucial,” he noted.

The professor further stated that cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of death in the rest of the world, too. According to a report the World Health Organization (WHO) released in September 2010, about 18 million people around the world die of cardiovascular disease every year.

According to surveys conducted the Turkish Cardiology Society (TKD), 207,000 people on average die each year in Turkey from cardiovascular disease, which constitutes 40 percent of total deaths.

The head of the TKD, Professor Ömer Kozan, previously told Today's Zaman that Turkey is the country that has the youngest victims of cardiovascular disease -- the average ages being 57 in men and 63 in women.

Last Mod: 23 Mayıs 2013, 17:51
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