Endothelial function as a functional expression of cardiovascular risk factors.

@article{Reriani2010EndothelialFA,
  title={Endothelial function as a functional expression of cardiovascular risk factors.},
  author={Martin Kaiga Reriani and Lilach Orly Lerman and Amir Lerman},
  journal={Biomarkers in medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          351-60
        }
}
Traditional cardiovascular risk (CV) factors based on the Framingham study have been used to estimate the risk of CV events and determine target cholesterol levels for primary prevention. Recently published systematic reviews have, however, demonstrated that the Framingham risk score is limited in certain cohorts and requires adjustment. Indeed, traditional CV risk factors fail to predict the development of coronary heart disease in 25-50% of cases. This underscores the complex interplay… CONTINUE READING
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