Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease: recent novel outlooks on risk factors and clinical approaches.

@article{Niiranen2016EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease: recent novel outlooks on risk factors and clinical approaches.},
  author={Teemu J Niiranen and Ramachandran S. Vasan},
  journal={Expert review of cardiovascular therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={855-69}
}
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular (CVD) risk assessment with traditional risk factors (age, sex, blood pressure, lipids, smoking and diabetes) has remained relatively invariant over the past decades despite some inaccuracies associated with this approach. However, the search for novel, robust and cost-effective risk markers of CVD risk is ongoing. AREAS COVERED A large share of the major developments in CVD risk prediction during the past five years has been made in large-scale biomarker discovery… CONTINUE READING

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