n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... For some time now I have been pondering the general applicability of conventional risk factors for heart disease, given that most studies are on middle-aged, or older, American men, who already have multiple pathology. Some years ago I remember reading that cardiac stress testing was not a particularly sensitive measure of cardiac risk in women, but since then have seen little in the literature that attempts to do anything other than generalise risk factors from one specific population to everyone. So this paper in the British Medical Journal caught my eye when I noticed that the conclusion is that the ..

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