New cardiovascular risk factors exist, but are they clinically useful?

@article{Wang2008NewCR,
  title={New cardiovascular risk factors exist, but are they clinically useful?},
  author={Thomas J. Wang},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          441-4
        }
}
There is substantial interest in identifying new risk factors for cardiovascular disease, to improve our understanding of disease biology and to account for the cases of heart disease that cannot be explained by known risk factors. Investigation of putative risk factors frequently involves the study of circulating biomarkers. In recent years, a spirited debate has arisen regarding the validity and usefulness of these new measures. A careful assessment of the evidence suggests that most newer… CONTINUE READING

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