Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Classic risk factors at young age related to increased risk of recurrent cardiovascular events

Risk factors for recurrent cardiovascular events before age 65 or within 2.5 years of a recent first cardiovascular event

Literature - Van de Berg MJ, Westerink J, Van der Graaf Y, et al. - Am J Cardiol 2017, In Press

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In patients with a recurrent vascular event at a relatively young age and/or within a short time span, classical risk factors such as smoking, blood pressure and lipid levels are related to an increased risk of cardiovascular events.

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