Do obesity and parental history of myocardial infaction improve cardiovascular risk prediction?

I. van Dis, J.M. Geleijnse, D. Kromhout, J.M. Boer, H.C. Boshuizen, W.M. Verschuren

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Abstract

Background: In clinical practice, individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are identified on the basis of age, sex, smoking, blood pressure, and serum total and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. We examined whether CVD risk prediction improved when obesity (body mass index 30 kg/m2) and premature (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-799
JournalEuropean Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • coronary-heart-disease
  • body-mass index
  • abdominal adiposity
  • clinical-practice
  • score
  • netherlands
  • prevention
  • guidelines
  • mortality
  • events

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