Cardiovascular diseases are the diseases that affect heart, its blood vessels or cardiovascular system. Atherosclerosis and hypertension is said to be the main of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels. Along with these the causes may also be age related factors, smoking, etc. It is said that cardiovascular diseases are the main reason for deaths around the globe. Cardiovascular diseases include Coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive heart disease, Heart failure, Cardiac dysrhythmias. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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