Journal article

Screening for asymptomatic coronary heart disease in the young 'at risk' population: Who and how?

Nadim Shah, Kean Soon, Chiew Wong, Anne-Maree Kelly

IJC HEART & VASCULATURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Deaths due to coronary heart disease (CHD) remain high worldwide, despite recent achievements. An effective screening strategy may improve outcomes further if implemented in a high or 'at risk' cohort. Asymptomatic CHD in the young maybe underappreciated and applying an effective screening strategy to a young cohort may lead to improved outcomes due to significant socioeconomic impact from the consequences of CHD in this sub-group. A positive family history of CHD, which is known to be associated with an increased risk of future myocardial events, could aid in identifying the 'at risk' young cohort. Traditional cardiovascular risk scoring systems are in wide use but lack the sensitivity or s..

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