The increasing incidence of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors among a Southwest Native American tribe: the White Mountain Apache Heart Study.

@article{Sewell2002TheII,
  title={The increasing incidence of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors among a Southwest Native American tribe: the White Mountain Apache Heart Study.},
  author={J. Louis Sewell and Beth R Malasky and Curtis L Gedney and Trevor M Gerber and Eric A. Brody and Edith A Pacheco and David Yost and Betty R Masden and James M. Galloway},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={162 12},
  pages={1368-72}
}
BACKGROUND Rates of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors seem to be increasing in American Indian populations, yet these changes have received little documentation. OBJECTIVES To evaluate incidence rates of coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction, and cardiac events during a 10-year period (1987-1996); to assess cardiac risk factors for an American Indian tribe in Arizona. METHODS A retrospective medical chart review was performed for tribal members from January 1, 1987… CONTINUE READING

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