Role of Family History in Coronary Heart Disease at Young Age
Coronary heart disease (CHD) tends to be found in families (Epstein 1976), and this familial component appears to be more conspicuous early in life (Slack and Evans 1966; Phillips et al. 1974). The exact role of familial factors in CHD at different ages is not known, however. We have therefore studied such factors of CHD in relation to age, with special reference to the youngest age groups (Rissanen 1979).
KeywordsMyocardial Infarction Coronary Heart Disease Cumulative Probability Coronary Risk Factor Premature Coronary Heart Disease
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