Most patients with cardiac disease have classic risk factors

October 2003
Geriatrics;Oct2003, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p15
Academic Journal
Reveals that at least one of the conventional risk factors--hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking or diabetes--is present in at least 80 percent of patients with coronary heart disease. Gradual increase in the prevalence of patients who did not have any of the conventional risk factors with age; Presence of at least one major risk factor in 87 to 100 percent of patients who died from a coronary heart disease.


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