Family history as a risk factor for primary cardiac arrest.

  title={Family history as a risk factor for primary cardiac arrest.},
  author={Yechiel Friedlander and David S Siscovick and Sheila Weinmann and Melissa A Austin and Bruce M. Psaty and Rozenn N Lemaitre and Patrick G. Arbogast and Trivellore E. Raghunathan and Leonard A. Cobb},
  volume={97 2},
BACKGROUND The hypothesis that a family history of myocardial infarction (MI) or primary cardiac arrest (PCA) is an independent risk factor for primary cardiac arrest was examined in a population-based case-control study. In addition, we investigated whether recognized risk factors account for the familial aggregation of these cardiovascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS PCA cases, 25 to 74 years old, attended by paramedics during the period 1988 to 1994 and population-based control subjects… CONTINUE READING