Risk Reduction and Coronary Progression and Regression in Humans

  • R. Selvester
  • M. Sanmarco
  • R. Blessey
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In various prospective studies [1–7] a sedentary overweight subject had an increased risk of new coronary events ranging up to 1.5. These studies have been done by occupational stratification into sedentary, active, strenuous, and very strenuous levels. A number of studies have been attempted in primary prevention of coronary artery disease by multiple risk factor intervention trials, and early results are beginning to appear [8, 9]. A number of secondary prevention trials are under way and have shown a consistent reduction in mortality from recurrent infarction in the active exercising subjects, when compared to less active controls, and a significant change in the incidence of new coronary events [10–14].


Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Secondary Prevention Trial Anterior Oblique Projection Saphenous Vein Bypass Left Main Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Selvester
  • M. Sanmarco
  • R. Blessey
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Internal Medicine, Section of CardiologyUniversity of Southern California School of Medicine, Rancho Los Amigos CampusDowneyUSA

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