Family history as an independent risk factor of coronary artery disease.

@article{Grech1992FamilyHA,
  title={Family history as an independent risk factor of coronary artery disease.},
  author={EverD. Grech and DavidR. Ramsdale and Christopher L. Bray and Eric Brian Faragher},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={
          1311-5
        }
}
The relationship between family history of ischaemic heart disease and the presence of coronary heart disease was studied in 387 patients undergoing routine coronary arteriography prior to valve replacement. One hundred and seven patients (27.6%) had a family history of ischaemic heart disease. Of these, 52 (48.6%) had significant coronary artery disease compared with 60 of 280 (21.4%) patients without a family history (P < 0.001). The overall severity (coronary score) and extent (number of… CONTINUE READING
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