Adverse Consequences of the 50% Misconception

William B. Kannel, Ramachandran S. Vasan

Resultado de la investigación: Comment/debaterevisión exhaustiva

17 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

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.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)426-427
Número de páginas2
PublicaciónAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volumen103
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublished - feb. 1 2009
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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