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An assessment of the efficacy of atorvastatin in achieving LDL cholesterol target levels in patients with coronary heart disease: a general practice study.

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Adherence to evidence-based guidelines for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) has been shown to be poor in a number of surveys. In this open-label, non-comparative 17-week trial, 399 patients with existing CHD and LDL cholesterol concentration > 3.4 mmol/l (130 mg/dl) were treated with atorvastatin 10 mg daily. After 5 weeks, the dose of atorvastatin was adjusted according to a patient's LDL cholesterol level. Of the 379 patients remaining in the study after five week...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Eminton, Z More by this author
Journal:
International journal of clinical practice
Volume:
53
Issue:
6
Pages:
422-426
Publication date:
1999-09-05
EISSN:
1742-1241
ISSN:
1368-5031
URN:
uuid:96b53238-a373-472a-bf17-b1c8669b8c98
Source identifiers:
72845
Local pid:
pubs:72845

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