Association of Waist-Hip Ratio to Sudden Cardiac Death and Severe Coronary Atherosclerosis in Medicolegal Autopsies.

@article{Kocovski2017AssociationOW,
  title={Association of Waist-Hip Ratio to Sudden Cardiac Death and Severe Coronary Atherosclerosis in Medicolegal Autopsies.},
  author={Linda Kocovski and Joshua Dogyeong Lee and Sameer Parpia and John Fernandes and V. Velayudhan Nair},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={226-228}
}
Various modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors, such as abdominal obesity, are known to affect the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and subsequent sudden cardiac death (SCD). The waist-hip ratio is a surrogate marker of visceral obesity that has been shown in various studies to be a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than the… CONTINUE READING