Families of patients with premature coronary heart disease: an obvious but neglected target for primary prevention

Chow, C., Pell, A., Walker, A., O'Dowd, C., Dominiczak, A. and Pell, J. (2007) Families of patients with premature coronary heart disease: an obvious but neglected target for primary prevention. British Medical Journal, 335(7618), pp. 481-485. (doi:10.1136/bmj.39253.577859.BE)

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Abstract

Prevention of coronary heart disease is most effective if targeted at people with high overall risk. First degree relatives of patients with premature myocardial infarction have double the risk of the condition In the UK, about 20% of all admissions for myocardial infarction occur in patients with premature myocardial infarction. More than a third of admissions for premature myocardial infarction could be prevented by screening and treating first degree relatives.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dominiczak, Professor Anna and Walker, Dr Andrew and Pell, Professor Jill
Authors: Chow, C., Pell, A., Walker, A., O'Dowd, C., Dominiczak, A., and Pell, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:British Medical Journal
Journal Abbr.:BMJ
ISSN:0959-535X
ISSN (Online):1756-1833

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