Overview and Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease in Indigenous Populations

Leonard Kritharides, Alex Brown, David Brieger, Tania Ridell, Chris Zeitz, Richmond Jeremy, Andrew Tonkin, Warren Walsh, Harvey White

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Cardiovascular disease (CV) is an important problem among the 400 million Indigenous Populations around the world, and has been included in the World Health Organization (WHO) " 2008-2013 Action Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases" Our understanding of the causes of CV disease in the Indigenous populations of Australia and New Zealand will be facilitated by better understanding the causes of CV disease in Indigenous populations around the world. The opening scientific presentations of the Inaugural CSANZ Conference on Indigenous Cardiovascular Health were from two international speakers notable for their commitment to Indigenous Health as a global problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished or Issued - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Determinants of disease
  • Indigenous Populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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