Risk factors for coronary artery disease in old persons in an academic hospital-based geriatrics practice.

BACKGROUND Risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in old men and women include age, cigarette smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and obesity. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of risk factors with prevalence of CAD. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of charts for all old persons seen during the period from… CONTINUE READING