Risk Factors for Ischemic Heart Disease

Author(s): Andrea Bisciglia*, Vincenzo Pasceri, Diego Irini, Antonio Varveri, Giulio Speciale.

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 14 , Issue 2 , 2019

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Background: Several risk factors have been empirically linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some of them are therapeutically amenable to modification; while others are not. Modifiable risk factors include physical inactivity, tobacco use, diet, “bad fats” in the blood, hypertension, and being overweight; while non-modifiable risk factors include the patient’s family history, the presence versus absence of diabetes mellitus, and demographic characteristics like age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

Methods: In this article, we review those risk factors that are both clinically important and amenable to change.

Conclusion: To prevent cardiovascular disease, it is important to minimize modifiable risk factors, like LDL cholesterol.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, LDL cholesterol.

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