Association between family history and coronary heart disease death across long-term follow-up in men: the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study.

@article{Bachmann2012AssociationBF,
  title={Association between family history and coronary heart disease death across long-term follow-up in men: the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study.},
  author={Justin M. Bachmann and Benjamin L. Willis and Colby R. Ayers and Amit Kumar Khera and Jarett D. Berry},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 25},
  pages={3092-8}
}
BACKGROUND Family history of coronary heart disease (CHD) has been well studied as an independent risk factor for CHD events in the short term (<10 years). However, data are sparse on the association between family history and risk for CHD across long-term follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS We included 49 255 men from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study. Premature family history of CHD was defined as the presence of angina, myocardial infarction, angioplasty, or bypass surgery in a relative <50… CONTINUE READING
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