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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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Risk factors in the elderly

Risk factors in the elderly

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(p.606) Chapter 35 Risk factors in the elderly
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Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology
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J. G. van der Bom

D. E. Grobbee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0036

This chapter discusses atherosclerosis and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in the elderly. It considers findings from studies on serum cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It also discusses some of the risk factors that are an expression of damage already present in the heart and arteries: electrocardiogram (ECG) deviations, left ventricular hypertrophy, and changes in the wall of the (carotid) arteries.

Keywords:   atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, blood pressure, smoking, serum cholesterol, risk factors

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