Studies have identified several factors that increase the risk of coronary artery and heart disease. The Framinham Heart Health study was started around 1950 and is ongoing today. This study identified factors which were common for developing heart disease in the town of Framinham Massachusetts. Some risk factors can be changed, treated or controlled, and some can't. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing coronary artery disease.
Risk factors you cannot change
Risk factors you can control