People who work longer hours have an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
Testing patients with acute chest pain and low clinical risks had a low yield for coronary artery disease.
There is a relative 13.5% increase in coronary artery disease risk for every 2.5 inches shaved off a person’s height.
Within a low-risk population, clinicians should focus on strategies for treating modifiable risk factors and encouraging healthy levels of exercise.
Coronary heart disease coupled with depression and stress significantly increases the risk for heart attack and death.
The highest amount of whole grain intake, compared with the lowest amount of whole grain intake, was significantly associated with reduced risk for CHD.
The predicted risk of heart attack or death increased 1% for every 25 to 30 minutes that a patient was sedentary.
Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.
Women who had an early or late age of menstruation onset have an increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension.