Cancer took first place in the number of deaths caused by them in 12 European countries.
Reported by the European Heart Journal
In the global disease affecting the heart and blood vessels, maintain the leading position.
In Europe, cardiovascular diseases annually kill 4 million people, but advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases led to a reduction of their share in total mortality. The list of countries that have managed to reduce the mortality rate from heart disease and blood vessels, are Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and France.
Scientists also noticed a serious imbalance in such indicators as the number of years lost due to disability or death due to heart disease and blood vessels. The greatest values of this index reaches the Ukraine (194 years in 1000), Russia (181 year), Bulgaria (167) and Belarus (163), and the least - in Luxembourg (39), Cyprus (37), Ireland ( 35), Iceland (32) and Israel (26).