Coronary Artery Disease and Its Risk Factors Status in Iran: A Review

  title={Coronary Artery Disease and Its Risk Factors Status in Iran: A Review},
  author={Mehdi Ebrahimi and Seyyed Mohammad Reza Kazemi-Bajestani and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan and G. A. Ferns},
  booktitle={Iranian Red Crescent medical journal},
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability in the world. The high prevalence and morbidity associated with CAD in Iran is one of the most pressing health problems. METHODS We have reviewed the status of CAD and prevalence of its traditional and novel risk factors based on the published papers in recent years that may have an impact on the rate of CAD in Iran. Evaluation of current impact of metabolic syndrome in Iran was the other aim… CONTINUE READING
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