Global Cardiovascular Research: Gaps and Opportunities

Maha Inam, Zainab Samad, Elizabeth M. Vaughan, Aysha Almas, Bashir Hanif, Abdul Mannan Minhas, Zeerak Jarrar, Fatima Zohra Habib, Sana Sheikh, Dongshan Zhu, Salim S. Virani

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Purpose of Review: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. CVDs contribute to a large health and economic burden on a global scale. We aim to describe the current landscape of global cardiovascular research, highlight significant findings, and identify potential opportunities for further studies. Recent Findings: There has been remarkable research output regarding cardiovascular health in recent decades. Large-scale collaborative studies have made impactful strides in identifying modifiable risk factors and forming evidence-based guidelines to facilitate improved cardiovascular care and outcomes. However, there are significant CVD disparities between high- and low- income countries which require interventions to mitigate these inequalities. Summary: Encouraging collaborative partnerships, strengthening research capacity in low-resource settings, and promoting equity in research are fundamental strategic approaches to help improve global cardiovascular research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1831-1838
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • Cardiovascular disease burden
  • Cardiovascular research
  • Global cardiovascular health
  • Healthcare disparities


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