Major risk factors as antecedents of fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease events.

@article{Greenland2003MajorRF,
  title={Major risk factors as antecedents of fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease events.},
  author={Philip Greenland and Maria Knoll and Jeremiah Stamler and James D. Neaton and Alan Dyer and Daniel B. Garside and Peter W. F. Wilson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={290 7},
  pages={891-7}
}
CONTEXT A frequently cited concept is that individual major risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) are absent in many patients (perhaps >50%) with CHD. However, prior studies have not systematically evaluated the extent to which CHD patients have previous exposure to at least 1 risk factor, including diabetes, cigarette smoking, or clinically elevated levels of cholesterol or blood pressure. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of exposure to major CHD risk factors. DESIGN, SETTING… CONTINUE READING
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