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Fatal cardiovascular events in adults linked to childhood risk factors

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   12 April 2022
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Takeaway

  • Childhood risk factors for cardiovascular disease predict higher risk for midlife cardiovascular events.
  • These include smoking, elevated BMI, elevated BP, and abnormal cholesterol.

Why this matters

  • Previous studies have linked childhood risk factors to later subclinical cardiovascular disease.

Key results

  • Mean follow-up, 35 years.
  • By a mean age of...

          

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