Posts Tagged ‘William Kannel’

August 23rd, 2011

William Kannel, Former Framingham Heart Study Director, Dead at 87

William Kannel, the cardiovascular epidemiologist who helped find most of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease during his lifelong association with the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), died on Saturday at the age of 87. Indeed, Kannel coined the term “risk factor” in a 1961 article in Annals of Internal Medicine. Kannel “made the courageous decision […]