What are the risk factors for Wellens syndrome?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Benjamin B Mattingly, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Risk factors for Wellens syndrome are essentially those of CAD and include the following:

  • Smoking history

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Hypertension

  • Increased age

  • Hypercholesterolemia

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Family history of premature heart disease

  • Occupational stress


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