Risk factor exposure in individuals free from cardiovascular disease differs according to age at first myocardial infarction.

@article{Grnsbo2016RiskFE,
  title={Risk factor exposure in individuals free from cardiovascular disease differs according to age at first myocardial infarction.},
  author={Klas Gr{\"a}nsbo and Peter Almgren and Peter Nilsson and Bo Hedblad and Gunnar Engstr{\"o}m and Olle Melander},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 25},
  pages={1977-81}
}
BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of myocardial infarction (MI) may differ depending on whether it occurs early or late in life. We tested the hypothesis that risk factor pattern differs according to the age at MI. METHODS We performed a matched case-control study in the population-based Malmö Preventive Project (n = 33 346), where 3687 individuals developed MI during 22 ± 7 years of follow-up (=cases). The cases were divided into quartiles (Q1-Q4) according to age at event and were assigned two… CONTINUE READING
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