Chapter

Coronary Artery Disease Epidemiology

Thomas G. Allison

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1073

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Coronary Artery Disease Epidemiology

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Coronary artery disease develops as a consequence of decreased blood flow to the myocardium due to coronary atherosclerosis. It begins as fatty streaks in the coronaries and other arterial beds early in life. Fatty streaks and some raised lesions have been identified in various autopsy studies in men in their late teens and early 20s and women by their late 20s and early 30s. The development of atherosclerosis appears to follow a complex pathway. Prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and changing trends in coronary artery disease are also reviewed.

Chapter.  3869 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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