Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease

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-Low levels of HDL (< 35 mg/dL): HDL are the ‘good lipids’, which have more proteins and are instrumental in taking the lipids to the liver for processing and elimination.

-HTN: hypertension stresses the arterioles, which can cause tearing

-Diabetes mellitus: strong predisposing factor


-Family history of CHD (before 55 y.o.): some people have a genetic risk

-Male sex: we don’t know if its genetics, or male behavior


-Cigarette smoking:

-Hypercholesteroemia: high lipids, can be changed either by changing diet or by new drugs that can decrease intestinal absorption or inhibit membrane pathways for synthesis of cholesterol

-Sedentary lifestyle:

-Type A personality:

Category: Pharmacology Notes



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