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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||10 Dec 2010|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
- diseases of the coronaries
- risk factors
- risk score