Keywords: illness incidence, circulatory system diseases, liquidators, Chernobyl, nuclear accidents, blood circulation illnesses, Belarus, radiation, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, hypertensive diseases, cerebrovascular diseases
Incidence of blood circulation system illnesses among liquidators of Chernobyl accident living in Belarus
In this paper, the incidence of the illnesses of blood circulation system (IBCS) among liquidators of the Chernobyl accident living in Belarus is described. The increase of the incidence of the IBCS as a whole was found to be 19.5%, that of hypertensive diseases 52.0%, and that of acute and subsequent myocardial infarction 53.2%. The incidence of cerebral infarction increased by a factor 10. An increase of the incidence of hypertensive diseases and cerebrovascular diseases was observed only among the persons of productive age.