Study Title:

The Role of Emerging Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Outcomes.

Study Abstract

Many blood-based factors are strongly associated with cardiovascular risk. Evidence is accumulating, mainly from genetic studies and clinical trials, on which of these associations are causal. Non-causal risk factors may still have value, however, when added to cardiovascular risk scores. Although much of the burden of vascular disease can be explained by ‘classic’ risk factors (e.g. smoking and blood pressure), studies of blood-based emerging factors have contributed importantly to our understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of vascular disease, and new targets for potential therapies have been identified.
Keywords: Epidemiology, Atherosclerosis, Vascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Risk factors

Study Information

Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2017; 19(6): 28.

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