Improving cardiovascular risk management: Quantifying the impact of risk factors and lifestyle on the burden of cardiovascular diseases in the Netherlands.
The aim of the project is to quantify the contribution of cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, blood pressure and serum cholesterol and lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking, physical inactivity) to cardiovascular disease risk in Dutch population-based cohorts. Data from this project will facilitate cardiovascular risk management in the Netherlands. Presently used risk scores (e.g. SCORE) for the identification of high-risk groups are examined. Also, we pursue to improve the identification of high risk groups by adding risk factors to these scores that are simple to measure.
Cardiovascular risk management of hypertension and hypercholestrolaemia in the Netherlands: from unifactorial to multifactorial approach
Netherlands Heart Journal 20 (2012)7-8. - ISSN 1568-5888 - p. 320 - 325.
Parental history of myocardial infarction: lipid traits, gene polymorphisms and lifestyle
Atherosclerosis 155 (2001). - ISSN 0021-9150 - p. 149 - 156.
Effect of including nonfatal events in cardiovascular risk estimation, illustrated with data from The Netherlands
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 21 (2014)3. - ISSN 2047-4873 - p. 377 - 383.
Paternal and Maternal History of Myocardial Infarction and Cardiovascular Diseases Incidence in a Dutch Cohort of Middel-Aged Persons
PLoS One 6 (2011)12. - ISSN 1932-6203 - 6 p.
Evaluation of cardiovascular risk predicted by different SCORE equations: The Netherlands as an example
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 17 (2010)2. - ISSN 1741-8267 - p. 244 - 249.
Body mass index and waist circumference predict both 10-year nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular disease risk: study conducted in 20000 Dutch men and women aged 2-65 years
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 16 (2009)6. - ISSN 1741-8267 - p. 729 - 734.
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