Age As a Risk Factor

Ravi Dhingra, Ramachandran S. Vasan

Producción científica: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

232 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

The risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is generally dependent on the presence or absence of traditional risk factors. Age is a well-known traditional risk factor, generally considered nonmodifiable. This review discusses the common use of individual age in prediction of CVD incidence using different risk scores, whether or not age as a risk factor can be modified, the methods used to evaluate long-term and short-term CVD risk, appropriate communication of individual risk based on age group and CVD risk, and the influence of age on cardiac and vascular risk factors.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)87-91
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónMedical Clinics of North America
Volumen96
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublished - ene 2012
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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