Risk factors

Risk factors and CVD

Risk factors are measurable personal characteristics that are associated with a disease or health condition. In the Seven Countries Study they are mostly physiological measurements, and their values were related to the risk of coronary or cardiovascular disease.

List of findings on risk factors:

Long QT interval and CHD

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 [...]

Body mass index and all-cause mortality

Underweight and overweight related to all-cause mortality In the European cohorts of the SCS middle-aged men with a body mass index (BMI) <18.5 kg/m2 had [...]

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 [...]