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Assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis to improve primary prevention in familial coronary artery disease

posted on 2022-09-25, 22:12 authored by PRASANNA VENKATESH VENKATARAMAN
This thesis examines how risk factors, genetics and heart ultrasound can be used to identify which patients with a family history of heart disease, would benefit from investigations which identify early disease of their heart arteries. It found that genetics and ultrasound did not help select patients beyond standard heart disease risk factors. It also found that identifying early heart disease could help patients control their risk factors and may be a cost-effective strategy to prevent heart disease, stroke and early death.


Principal supervisor


Additional supervisor 1

Quan Huynh

Additional supervisor 2

Nitesh Nerlekar

Additional supervisor 3

Danny Liew

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences