Epidemiology, Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Coronary Artery Disease.
Cardiol Clin. 2014 Aug;32(3):323-332
Authors: Mack M, Gopal A
Coronary artery disease (CAD) mortality has been declining in the United States and in regions where health care systems are relatively advanced. Still, CAD remains the number one cause of death in both men and women in the United States, and coronary events have increased in women. Many traditional risk factors for CAD are related to lifestyle, and preventative treatment can be tailored to modifying specific factors. Novel risk factors also may contribute to CAD. Finally, as the risk for CAD is largely understood to be inherited, further genetic testing should play a role in preventative treatment of the disease.
PMID: 25091961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]