Chapter 20. Fetal Origins of Coronary Artery Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research4,5,6,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean7,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac8,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus9 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine10
  1. Katherine M Morrison MD, FRCPC Associate Professor1,4,6,
  2. Stephanie Atkinson PhD Professor Associate Chair (Research) Associate Member1,2,4,6 and
  3. Koon K Teo MB, PhD, FRCPC, FRCPI Professor of Medicine3,4,5,6

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch20

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Morrison, K. M., Atkinson, S. and Teo, K. K. (2009) Fetal Origins of Coronary Artery Disease, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 4

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 5

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 6

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 7

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 8

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 9

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 10

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Science, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 4

    McMaster University, Canada

  5. 5

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  6. 6

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768

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Keywords:

  • Ethnicity;
  • coronary heart disease;
  • stroke;
  • cardiovascular risk factors;
  • migrant populations

Summary

Ethnicity-related research provides important epidemiologic information that documents the rates of known risk factors for a disease, identifies new risk factors, provides us with clues regarding similarities and differences in disease causation, and allows us to define high-risk populations for specific diseases. In this chapter the relationship between ethnicity and cardiovascular disease is discussed. The literature on cardiovascular disease and major risk factors by major ethnic group are reviewed including disease burden, temporal trends, influential factors and the approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention in these groups are addressed.