Caterina Mele.

Caterina Mele, Biol.Sci.D., Paraskevas Iatropoulos, M.D., Roberta Donadelli, Biol.Sci.D., Andrea Calabria, Eng.D., Ramona Maranta, Biol.Sci.D., Paola Cassis, Ph.D., Simona Buelli, Ph.D., Susanna Tomasoni, Ph.D., Rossella Piras, Chem.Pharm.D., Mira Krendel, Ph.D., Serena Bettoni, Biotech.D., Marina Morigi, Ph.D., Massimo Delledonne, Ph.D., Carmine Pecoraro, M.D., Isabella Abbate, Ph.D., Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Ph.D., Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D., Edgar Otto, M.D., Franz Schaefer, M.D., Fabio Macciardi, M.D., Fatih Ozaltin, M.D., Sevinc Emre, M.D., Tulin Ibsirlioglu, Ph.D., Ariela Benigni, Ph.D., Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D., and Marina Noris, Ph.D.The life time risks of death from cardiovascular disease in the pooled cohort were higher among males than among women but were similar between blacks and whites . Among women and men with an index age of 55 years, a higher burden of risk factors was associated with a higher lifetime threat of death from coronary disease. The findings were similar at 45 years of age . There have been marked variations in the observed lifetime risks of loss of life from cardiovascular disease based on the risk-factor burden, at age 45 years particularly.