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Trends of the cardiovascular disease studies in Korea.
Jong Ku Park
Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in industrialized countries including Korea. Therefore, there were many study endeavours to find out the risk factors of this disease in western countries. In western countries, most of the study subjects were ischemic heart disease in white. Therefore, it is needed to study cardiovascular diseases in nonwhite. In this situation, identifying the trends of the cardiovascular disease studies will be helpful to make a guideline of studying this disease in Korea. Materials are the papers published in Korea related with cardio vascular disease except whose study subjests are diagnosis or treatment of this disease. The results are as follows : 1. Most of the study subjects were hypertensions other than cerebrovascular diseases and ischemic heart diseases. 2. Among the several study methods, cross-sectional study was the most popular. This study suggests the necessity of activities in studying cerebrovascular diseases and ischemic heart diseases under the study designs of cohort study and experimental study.


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