Novel Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: Fact or Fiction?

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  • Summary:

    Dr. Philip Liebson from Rush Medical College moderated the topic "Novel Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: Fact or Fiction?" with Drs. Ezra Amsterdam from the University of California, Davis and JoAnne Foody from Harvard Medical School participating.

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) classic cardiovascular risk factors and Framingham risk score,
    (2) definition of risk factors vs. risk markers,
    (3) novel risk markers such as hs-CRP, coronary calcium scores, Lp(a), Carotid IMT, Ankle Brachial Index, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography and PAI-1,
    (4) explaining the C statistic,
    (5) the incremental value of the tests compared to the costs,
    (6) the Reynolds Risk Score,
    (7) obesity as a risk factor.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2010;1(4):236-242) ©2010 FoxP2 Media, LLC
  • Compounds:
    No compounds discussed.
    Trials:

    FRAMINGHAM HEART STUDY, INTERHEART, JUPITER, VA-HIT

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