Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
A risk factor is something that raises the chances of getting a health problem. A person can get CAD with or without the ones listed below. The chances of getting CAD are greater in people who have many.
Things that can raise the risk are:
- C-reactive protein (CRP) as cardiac risk factor. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/evaluation/c-reactive-protein-crp-as-cardiac-risk-factor.
- Coronary artery disease (CAD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/coronary-artery-disease-cad.
- Malakar AK, Choudhury D, et al. A review on coronary artery disease, its risk factors, and therapeutics. J Cell Physiol. 2019;234(10):16812-16823.
- What is coronary heart disease? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/coronary-heart-disease.
- Mark Arredondo, MD
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