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Sources Used in Current Review

World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) fact sheet. Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/ through http://www.who.int. Accessed October 2014.

American Heart Association. What is Cardiovascular Disease? Available online at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Caregiver/Resources/WhatisCardiovascularDisease/What-is-Cardiovascular-Disease_UCM_301852_Article.jsp through http://www.heart.org. Accessed October 2014.

WebMD. Heart and Cardiovascular Diseases. Available online at http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/diseases-cardiovascular through http://www.webmd.com. Accessed October 2014.

World Heart Federation. Cardiovascular disease terms. Available online at http://www.world-heart-federation.org/press/fact-sheets/cardiovascular-disease-terms/ through http://www.world-heart-federation.org. Accessed October 2014.

World Heart Federation. Cardiovascular disease risk factors. Available online at http://www.world-heart-federation.org/press/fact-sheets/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors/ through http://www.world-heart-federation.org. Accessed October 2014.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases fact sheet, Feb 2007 (Online information). Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/index.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed on 8/2/2007.

World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases. Available online at http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/ through http://www.who.int. Accessed April 2011.

World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/index.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed April 2011.

NewsMedical.net. What is Cardiovascular Disease? Available online at http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Cardiovascular-Disease.aspx through http://www.news-medical.net. Accessed April 2011.

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