WILLIAM B. KANNEL, M.D.; THOMAS R. DAWBER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ABRAHAM KAGAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; NICHOLAS REVOTSKIE, M.D.; JOSEPH STOKES III, M.D.
Increasingly reliable estimates of the prevalence and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) emphasize the importance of this disease as a contemporary health hazard. Cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death, with coronary heart disease accounting for two-thirds of all heart disease deaths. While advances in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of CHD have been made in the past decade, no important reduction in morbidity and mortality from CHD has occurred. This is apparent in the relatively slight increase in life expectancy at age 40 which has been achieved in the past several decades, while life expectancy at
KANNEL WB, DAWBER TR, KAGAN A, et al. Factors of Risk in the Development of Coronary Heart Disease—Six-Year Follow-up Experience: The Framingham Study. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:33–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-55-1-33
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(1):33-50.
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