Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease SIGN 97. Key messages. Prevention - a journey not a destination Moving from CHD to CVD Risk estimation essential Reinforcement of lifestyle messages Significant changes need to be taken on board.
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Diet, exercise, alcohol and smoking remain fundamental!
BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING
Lower is better!
There is no grade A evidence for treating any population to a target TC level
Report on Prescribing Pressures in Primary Care 2007-2008. NHS Lothian
40-74 years 312,097
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