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Coronary artery disease: Prevention of cardiovascular disease 

Coronary artery disease: Prevention of cardiovascular disease
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Coronary artery disease: Prevention of cardiovascular disease
Author(s):

Juan Carlos Kaski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557462.003.0039
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date: 08 April 2020

Prevention of cardiovascular disease 72

Treatment 76

Cardioprotective agents 80

Trials supporting current recommendations 84

Further reading 86

The aim of prevention is to improve life expectancy and quality of life by reducing cardiovascular events in high-risk patients.

Prevention is often described as primary, involving subjects who are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) but are currently asymptomatic and have no evidence of CVD, or ...

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