Newer Coronary Risk Factors

  • Peter W. F. Wilson


Although traditional coronary risk factors have included elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, and cigarette smoking, several other factors are now being considered. This chapter provides a sampling of some of these “newer” risk factors, particularly those that have a biologic basis. The major categories to be considered are hematologic, newer lipid particles and their metabolic considerations, vitamins and homocysteine, and aspects of glucose metabolism.


Coronary Heart Disease Risk Homocysteine Level Carotid Stenosis Lipid Particle Heart Outcome Prevention Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter W. F. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology Division, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical CenterRollins School of Public Health Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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