Dr Elizabeth Barr
|Institute:||Menzies School of Health Research|
Cardiovascular risk in Indigenous people
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians compared to non-Indigenous Australians. In addition to death, CVD leads to more hospitalisations, disability, and premature mortality.
Understanding what drives these differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is paramount to improving the prevention and management of CVD…