Atherosclerosis and its evolution in childhood.

  title={Atherosclerosis and its evolution in childhood.},
  author={Gerald Berenson and Sathanur R. Srinivasan and David S Freedman and B. S. Bhandaru Radhakrishnamurthy and Edward R. Dalferes},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={294 6},
Cardiovascular risk factors in childhood are related to arterial wall changes that lead to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease in later life. Atherosclerosis begins early in life. The observations of early arterial wall connective tissue changes and accompanying early lipid deposition show the importance of understanding cardiovascular risk factors in children. Since risk factors found in childhood are potentially predictive of adult coronary heart disease, methods for prevention of… CONTINUE READING