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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

(p.606) Chapter 35 Risk factors in the elderly
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

J. G. van der Bom

D. E. Grobbee

Oxford University Press

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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