Risk factors

Rise of SMuRF‐less STEMI patients makes a case for coronary calcium screening

An increasing number of ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have no standard modifiable cardiovascular risk factors (SMuRFs) such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and smoking, Australian figures show. One in five STEMI patients (19%) with no prior history of cardiovascular disease also had no SMuRFs, according to data from the Australian GRACE (Global Registry of Acute ...

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