Coronary heart disease

A selection of study findings on coronary heart disease in the Seven Countries Study.

Since the first measurements in 1958, the Seven Countries Study focused on predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes.
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Chlamydia pneumonia and coronary heart disease

Chronic chlamydia infection related to 3-fold higher CHD risk In the Zutphen Elderly Study a high level of antibodies to C. pneumonia was associated with an almost [...]

Chlamydia pneumonia and coronary heart disease

Long QT interval and coronary heart disease

Long QT interval related to high risk of CHD mortality A long QT interval in the resting ECG was associated with a 4-fold 15-year CHD mortality [...]

Long QT interval and coronary heart disease

White Blood Cell count and coronary heart disease

High White Blood Cell count, high CHD mortality A high White Blood Cell (WBC) count is associated with a higher CHD mortality in the Zutphen Elderly [...]

White Blood Cell count and coronary heart disease

Global coronary risk in northern and southern Europe

Large differences in global CHD risk within Europe A re-analysis of the 10-year follow-up data of the SCS published in 2000 showed large differences between northern and southern [...]

Global coronary risk in northern and southern Europe

From individual risk factors to global cardiovascular risk

Individual risk factors and CHD prevention in the past In the 1960s and 70s, the Seven Countries Study and many other studies identified serum cholesterol, systolic blood [...]

From individual risk factors to global cardiovascular risk

Major risk factors and cardiovascular disease

High blood pressure and smoking were risk factors for three major CVDs while serum cholesterol predicted only CHD Blood pressure and cigarette smoking predicted overall cardiovascular disease [...]

Major risk factors and cardiovascular disease

Optimism and cardiovascular disease

High optimism low CVD mortality Optimism was a relatively stable trait over 15 years in the Zutphen Elderly Study. Elderly men with a high level of [...]

Optimism and cardiovascular disease

Flavan-3-ols (catechins) and cardiovascular disease

Flavan-3-ol intake related to CHD but not to stroke An average intake of monomeric flavan-3-ols of 124 mg/d, compared to an average intake of 25 mg/d, [...]

Flavan-3-ols (catechins) and cardiovascular disease