A Real Need
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of cardiovascular disease, affecting approximately 15.5 million people in United States. Prevalence varies by gender and ethnicity, but 80-90% of patients test positive for conventional risk factors, which include: a) non-modifiable risk factors (e.g. age, gender) and b) major modifiable risk factors (e.g. diabetes, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol).