Underutilisation of cardiovascular medications among at-risk individuals

@inproceedings{Lewis2010UnderutilisationOC,
  title={Underutilisation of cardiovascular medications among at-risk individuals},
  author={Sandra J. Lewis and Jennifer G. Robinson and K M Fox and Susan P Grandy},
  booktitle={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2010}
}
AIMS Guidelines recommend antihypertensive, lipid-lowering and/or antiplatelet therapy for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study examined the utilisation of cardiovascular therapies among individuals at CVD risk to assess adherence to guidelines. METHODS Respondents to the SHIELD study were classified based on National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III risk categories. High coronary heart disease (CHD) risk (n = 7510) was defined as self-reported… CONTINUE READING

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