Coronary heart disease in the Netherlands : incidence, etiology and risk prediction

A.H.H. Merry

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Diseases of the coronaries, such as a heart infarct, cause a high disease burden in the Netherlands. This dissertation describes how often these diseases occur and how they are connected to various risk factors. Also, a risk score was developed that can predict the risk that a person will have a heart disease with fatal or not-fatal effect within the next ten years. This risk is calculated on the basis of his or her risk factors. Based on such a score can be decided to give lifestyle advice or start a treatment in order to lower the risk of a heart disease for this person.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van den Brandt, Piet, Supervisor
  • Gorgels, Antonius, Supervisor
  • Schouten, Leo, Co-Supervisor
  • Boer, J.M.A., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date10 Dec 2010
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789052789873
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • diseases of the coronaries
  • incidence
  • risk factors
  • risk score

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