The nurse is evaluating a 52-year-old male for risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). The patient is overweight, male, and smokes a pack a day. The nurse questions the patient about other risk factors including:


• The major risk factors for coronary heart disease are diabetes, smoking, increased LDL levels, and hypertension

• Incorrect: Elevated HDL levels are protective against CAD

• Incorrect: Artherosclerotic heart disease is just another name for coronary artery disease

• Incorrect: Gout is not associated with CAD

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