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The main goal of the group’s work is to create and then revise and update the Cardiovascular Statistics Brazil on an annual basis for publication in ABC Cardiol.

The focus is to provide new and updated data for each chapter and issue area covered.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in Brazil and in the world, causing a profound impact on our health system. To minimize this impact, we should know, in detail, the epidemiological variables that influence the prevention and treatment of these conditions. With this objective, since 2020, SBC has maintained the website “Cardiovascular Statistics,” which provides information about cardiovascular diseases, stroke and other vascular diseases.

An update of the website's statistical data was carried out and will be published on ABC Cardiol together with a webinar led by the website coordinators Dr. Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro and Dr. Glaucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira.

Cardiovascular Statistics is a tool that provides an analysis of the situation of cardiovascular diseases in Brazil and in the world through systematic reviews that generate greater data credibility. The search for this information is based on pre-established criteria applicable to studies published in the literature and to identify as much relevant evidence as possible.

The search is performed on MEDLINE via PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science and LILACS. Ongoing studies and unpublished data are also included in the reviews. In addition to these systematic reviews, the website also uses data from the Mortality Information System (SIM) and DATASUS, as well as through collaborations with international researchers from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.

With this updated cardiovascular epidemiology website, the Brazilian Society of Cardiology maintains its commitment to research, information and dissemination of the epidemiological aspects of cardiovascular diseases, as listed in its scientific and social objectives.

By being aware of the true epidemiological situation of cardiovascular diseases, we will be better prepared to establish prevention and treatment strategies for these morbidities.

João Fernando Monteiro Ferreira

President of the Administrative

Council of SBC

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