Family history of myocardial infarction as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease.

@article{Friedlander1985FamilyHO,
  title={Family history of myocardial infarction as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease.},
  author={Yechiel Friedlander and Jeremy David Kark and Yael Stein},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1985},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={382-7}
}
The hypothesis that a family history of heart attack before the age of 60 years is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease was examined in a random sample of 1044 men aged 40-70. Data on personal and family history, smoking, weight, height, plasma lipid and lipoprotein concentrations, blood pressure, and resting and exercise electrocardiograms were collected according to the standard Lipid Research Clinics protocol. A history of heart attack in first degree relatives was… CONTINUE READING

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