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Introduction

Framingham Heart Study gave modern medicine the term Risk Factor”-Kannel et al 1961

Risk Factor-parameter that can predict a future cardiovascular event

Risk prediction-what matters most is the predictive value of the  risk factor, the feasibility of assessing it, and the cost of assessment

4 categories of risk factors

predisposing factors

risk-modifying behaviors

metabolic risk factors

disease markers

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