It is often claimed that only 50% of the incidence of coronary artery disease in the population can be attributed to the standard major risk factors. A careful review of published research demonstrates that 75% to 90% of coronary artery disease incidence in a variety of populations is explained by the standard modifiable risk factors. In conclusion, these data suggest that a more rigorous focus on these conventional risk factors and the lifestyle behaviors that promote them has great potential to reduce the burden of coronary artery disease worldwide.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine