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Screening for Intermediate Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease [Internet]

Screening for Intermediate Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease [Internet]

Evidence Syntheses - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US)

Version: October 2009

Introduction

In the United States, coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) account for nearly 40% of all deaths each year. Several risk factors for CHD and CVD, such as tobacco use, elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), hypertension, hypercoagulable states, and obesity, are modifiable. Identifying individuals at risk, encouraging therapeutic lifestyle changes, and, when appropriate, initiating drug treatment to reduce LDL-C, are highly effective measures to reduce an individual’s risk of coronary events and stroke.

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