Patients' knowledge of risk and protective factors for cardiovascular disease.

  title={Patients' knowledge of risk and protective factors for cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Siddharth A. Wartak and Jennifer Friderici and Amir Lotfi and Ashish Verma and Reva W. Kleppel and Deborah Naglieri-Prescod and Michael B. Rothberg},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={107 10},
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association has proposed improving overall cardiovascular health by promoting 7 components of ideal cardiovascular health, including health behaviors (not smoking, regular exercise, and healthy diet) and health factors (ideal body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose). The patients' knowledge of these 7 components is unknown. We performed a cross-sectional survey of patients at 4… CONTINUE READING
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