Cardiovascular disease prevalence and risk factors of persons with mental retardation.

@article{Draheim2006CardiovascularDP,
  title={Cardiovascular disease prevalence and risk factors of persons with mental retardation.},
  author={Christopher C Draheim},
  journal={Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={3-12}
}
This paper reviews the recent literature on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence, CVD-related mortality, physiological CVD risk factors, and behavioral CVD risk factors in adults with mental retardation (MR). The literature on the potential influences of modifiable behavioral CVD risk factors and the physiological CVD risk factors are also reviewed. Adults with mild to moderate MR residing in community settings appear to have an elevated disease prevalence, elevated CVD-related mortality… CONTINUE READING

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