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Statins in heart failure: retrospective cohort study using routine primary care data.

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INTRODUCTION: Studies suggest no benefit from statins in heart failure (HF), but many individuals in primary care are prescribed statins before HF diagnosis. This study aimed to assess the effect of a statin prescription prior to HF diagnosis on survival in an incident HF population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cases of HF diagnosed between 1995 and 2004 in 315 UK primary care practices were identified from electronic case records and followed up for 2 years from diagnosis. Statin prescribing befor...

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10.1080/07853890903022819

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Journal:
Annals of medicine
Volume:
41
Issue:
7
Pages:
490-496
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-2060
ISSN:
0785-3890
URN:
uuid:1e581257-03ed-4cfb-9756-c1b3f7db7b8e
Source identifiers:
122509
Local pid:
pubs:122509

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