Greek socio-economic crisis and incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Southwestern Peloponnese

      Financial crisis poses an immense threat to public health on a global scale and it has been linked to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality [
      • Brenner M.H.
      Economic changes and heart disease mortality.
      ,
      • Chang N.C.
      • Kawai S.
      • Okada R.
      Autopsy statistics on the relative frequency of acute myocardial infarction in the Japanese mental workers and the unemployed during the two oil-crises periods.
      ]. The potential for dramatic socio-economic crisis to increase cardiac mortality was also shown in Argentina in the beginning of the 00s [
      • Gurfinkel E.P.
      • Bozovich G.E.
      • Dabbous O.
      • Mautner B.
      • Anderson F.
      Socio economic crisis and mortality. Epidemiological testimony of the financial collapse of Argentina.
      ]. In light of the major financial crisis taking place in Greece since 2008, we sought to investigate the possible impact of this crisis on the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

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