Family history of premature coronary heart disease and coronary artery calcification: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

@article{Nasir2007FamilyHO,
  title={Family history of premature coronary heart disease and coronary artery calcification: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).},
  author={Khurram Nasir and Matthew J. Budoff and Nathan D Wong and Maren T Scheuner and David Herrington and Donna K Arnett and Moys{\'e}s Szklo and Philip Greenland and Roger S. Blumenthal},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 6},
  pages={619-26}
}
BACKGROUND A family history of premature coronary heart disease (CHD) is a known risk factor for CHD events. The purpose of this study was to assess the strength of the association between a family history of premature CHD and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in a multiethnic cohort of asymptomatic individuals. We also sought to determine whether individuals with a reported family history of premature CHD have an increased atherosclerotic burden among those classified as being at low to… CONTINUE READING

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