Global Study Shows Nine Factors Identify Majority Of Heart Attack Risk

A major Canadian-led global study has found that the vast majority of heart attacks may be predicted by nine easily measurable factors and that these factors are the same in virtually every region and ethnic group worldwide. The INTERHEART study looked at more than 29,000 people in 52 countries and from all inhabited continents of the world. The study was presented today at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) conference in Munich, Germany by Dr. Salim Yusuf, a professor of medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and director of the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, which coordinated the study.

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