Effect of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with myocardial infarction in 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): case-control study

@article{Yusuf2004EffectOP,
  title={Effect of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with myocardial infarction in 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): case-control study},
  author={S. Yusuf and S. Hawken and S. {\^O}unpuu and T. Dans and O. B. O. E. investigators},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={364},
  pages={937-952}
}
BACKGROUND Although more than 80% of the global burden of cardiovascular disease occurs in low-income and middle-income countries, knowledge of the importance of risk factors is largely derived from developed countries. Therefore, the effect of such factors on risk of coronary heart disease in most regions of the world is unknown. METHODS We established a standardised case-control study of acute myocardial infarction in 52 countries, representing every inhabited continent. 15152 cases and… Expand
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