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.
Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease SIGN 97
RISK ESTIMATIONThe basis of all rational prevention strategies
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
Eligible for statin
Implementing the SIGNCVD guidelines
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