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The challenge of secondary prevention for coronary heart disease in older patients: findings from the British Women's Heart and Health Study and the British Regional Heart Study.

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BACKGROUND: Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) among older individuals is associated with considerable benefit. METHODS: In this study, we have examined the extent of secondary prevention among British women and men aged 60-79 years who were surveyed and examined between 1998 and 2001. RESULTS: Among 483 women (12.1% of the whole sample) and 831 men (19.5%) with CHD, >90% of both sexes had at least one modifiable risk factor, with over two-fifths having high blood pressu...

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10.1093/fampra/cmh516

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Journal:
Family practice
Volume:
21
Issue:
5
Pages:
582-586
Publication date:
2004-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2229
ISSN:
0263-2136
URN:
uuid:6fb169b1-3132-45fb-8c02-4a5dc3499d09
Source identifiers:
164903
Local pid:
pubs:164903

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