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Coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction 

Coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction
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Coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction
Author(s):

Perry Elliott

, Pier D. Lambiase

, and Dhavendra Kumar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198829126.003.0013
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date: 02 July 2022

This chapter covers coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction, starting with an introduction to the main causal and treatable risk factors for CAD and myocardial infarction, then goes on to discuss the Mendelian disorders associated with CAD (e.g. Tangier disease, sitosterolaemia, etc.) Association studies based on the candidate gene approach are discussed along with genomic studies, e.g. polygenic risk scores.

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