Functioning and disability in patients with cardiovascular disease within the ICF classification framework: Proposals for using ICF to classify functioning and disability in patients with cardiovascular disease

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Abstract

According to data from the Italian Ministry of Health, cardiovascular disease represents the leading cause of death in Italy, being responsible for 44% of all deaths.More specifically, ischemic heart disease is the first cause (28% of total deaths) and cerebrovascular conditions are the third cause (13% of all deaths). In countries in the European Union, heart disease causes the death of approximately 1.5 million people - this is 42%, or a little less than half, of all deaths - and stroke causes 25% of all deaths [1]. A similar situation is found in the United States, where heart disease accounts for about 930, 000 deaths every year, or, 40% of the total deaths [2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Psychology and Heart Disease
PublisherSpringer Milan
Pages471-486
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)8847003776, 9788847003774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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