Should the first priority in cardiovascular risk management be those with prior cardiovascular disease?

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines typically dichotomise patients by history of CVD, as patients with prior CVD are assumed to be at high CVD risk, whatever their CVD risk profiles. OBJECTIVE To assess the appropriateness of this practice by comparing CVD event rates of patients with and without prior CVD, over and above risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/hrt.2007.140905

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