Framingham Heart Study

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In epidemiology, the Framingham Heart Study was a cohort study that started in 1948 for the objective of:[1]

"The objective of the Framingham Heart Study was to identify the common factors or characteristics that contribute to CVD by following its development over a long period of time in a large group of participants who had not yet developed overt symptoms of CVD or suffered a heart attack or stroke."

The study was sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Research that has emerged from the study includes:

References

  1. History of the Framingham Heart Study
  2. D'Agostino RB, Grundy S, Sullivan LM, Wilson P, CHD Risk Prediction Group (2001). "Validation of the Framingham coronary heart disease prediction scores: results of a multiple ethnic groups investigation.". JAMA 286 (2): 180-7. PMID 11448281[e] Review in: ACP J Club. 2002 Jan-Feb;136(1):36
  3. Wilson PW, D'Agostino RB, Levy D, Belanger AM, Silbershatz H, Kannel WB (1998). "Prediction of coronary heart disease using risk factor categories.". Circulation 97 (18): 1837-47. PMID 9603539[e]
  4. D'Agostino RB, Vasan RS, Pencina MJ, Wolf PA, Cobain M, Massaro JM et al. (2008). "General cardiovascular risk profile for use in primary care: the Framingham Heart Study.". Circulation 117 (6): 743-53. DOI:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.699579. PMID 18212285. Research Blogging.