The Impact of COVID-19 on the Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.02.073 Web of Science: 001017868000001

Cited authors

  • Faghy MA, Ashton REM, Gough L, Arena R, Lavie CJ, Ozemek C


  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading noncommunicable disease and cause of premature mortality globally. Despite well established evi-dence of a cause-effect relationship between modifiable lifestyle be-haviours and the onset of risk of chronic disease, preventive approaches to curtail increasing prevalence have been ineffective. This has undoubtedly been exacerbated by the response to COVID-19, which saw widespread national lockdowns implemented to reduce transmission and alleviate pressure on strained health care systems. A consequence of these approaches was a well documented negative impact on population health in the context of both physical and mental well-being. Although the true extent of the impact of the COVID-19 response on global health has yet to be fully realised or understood, it seems prudent to review effective preventative and management strategies that have yielded positive outcomes across the spectrum (ie, from individual to society). There is also a clear need to heed lessons learned from the COVID-19 experience in the power of collaboration and how this can be used in the design, development, and imple-mentation of future approaches to address the longstanding burden of cardiovascular disease.

Publication date

  • 2023

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0828-282X

Number of pages

  • 7

Start page

  • 754

End page

  • 760


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