Despite Brazil’s successful prevention campaigns which have contributed to a reduction in risk factors such as smoking, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the first cause of death in the country, at 32{20b543310651bf6f3679f07daa0e532ca50e05ab066d8bcfc12d35f979f65272}. Tobacco consumption and decrease of salt in local diets are some of the risk factors that will be discussed at the 67th Annual Congress of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology which takes place in Recife, Brazil from 14 to 17 September 2012.

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Cardiovascular mortality in Brazil has increased 3.5 times more than in other developing countries

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