Promoting Therapeutic Lifestyle Change and the Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

  • George D. Harris

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States claiming 927,448 American lives in 2002 [1] with coronary heart disease (CHD) as the single largest component. There were 494,382 coronary heart disease deaths in 2002, including 179,514 deaths from myocardial infarctions. Two significant populations contributing to the prevalence of CVD are those with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. There are similar multiple metabolic components and hemodynamic abnormalities that play a significant role in both chronic diseases [2].


Physical Activity Coronary Heart Disease Glycemic Index Coronary Heart Disease Death United States Preventive Service Task Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George D. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community and Family MedicineUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City, School of~Medicine, Truman Medical Center—LakewoodKansas CityUSA

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