Evaluating CMR

Assessing CVD Risk: Traditional Approaches

PROCAM

Key Points

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  • The PROCAM study showed that HDL cholesterol is an important driver of CHD risk and provided evidence that HDL cholesterol levels exert a much stronger influence on CHD risk in individuals with elevated global cardiovascular risk.
  • One of the most important findings of the PROCAM study was that CHD risk factors do not act in isolation but rather in conjunction.
  • The PROCAM study demonstrated that fasting triglyceride levels are an independent risk factor for CHD events, regardless of HDL or LDL cholesterol concentrations.