Coronary Artery Disease

  • Arthur M. Fournier


Although there has been a steady decline in the incidence of coronary artery disease over the past two decades, it is still the most common cause of death in this country. Almost one million deaths occurred in 1980 due to heart and blood vessel disease. Of these, 350,000 were sudden deaths. One million patients had a myocardial infarction and 3.4 million suffer from chronic atherosclerotic heart disease. The estimated cost of caring for this disease is 57 billion dollars.


Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Heart Disease Cigarette Smoking Primary Prevention Secondary Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur M. Fournier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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