Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis in the Elderly

  • Wilbert S. Aronow
  • William H. Frishman


Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in elderly persons. CAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), atherothrombotic brain infarction (ABI), and extracranial carotid arterial disease (ECAD) are more common in old individuals than in middle-aged ones. CAD is the leading cause of death in old persons with PAD, ABI, or ECAD. This chapter discusses risk factors for CAD, PAD, ABI, and ECAD in old persons.


Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Peripheral Arterial Disease Coronary Event Serum Total Cholesterol Systolic Hypertension 
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