Comparing primary prevention with secondary prevention to explain decreasing Coronary Heart Disease death rates in Ireland, 1985-2000
- The US Decline in Stroke Mortality: What Does Ecological Analysis Tell Us? Jacobs Jr., David R.; McGovern, Paul G.; Blackbum, Henry // American Journal of Public Health;Dec1992, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p1596
We review a study in this issue that concludes, from analyses of ecological associations, that the use of medication to lower high blood pressure has caused at most a small decline in US stroke mortality rates. Our analysis suggests that other possible sources of the decline may be...
- Primary Prevention of CHD: Nine Ways to Reduce Risk. Havranek, Edward P. // American Family Physician;3/15/1999, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p1455
Focuses on nine strategies for reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease. Algorithm for choosing patients for cholesterol reduction; Account of related clinical trials; Effect of smoking cessation.
- Sex and Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Prisco, Domenico; Caciolli, Sabina; Del Pace, Stefano; Gensini, Gian Franco // Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Spring1996, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p94
Presents a review of data in literature related to the different impact of the risk factors for coronary and other vascular diseases in women in comparison with men. Association between smoking and coronary heart disease (CHD) in women and men; Effects of high levels of serum cholesterol on CHD...
- New guidelines support increased statin use for secondary prevention. Posey, L. Michael // Pharmacy Today;Aug2006, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p12
The article discusses the results of the Treating to New Targets study and American guidelines to support the aggressive lowering of Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. The study found that atorvastatin (Lipitor) from Pfizer can lower the risk of cardiovascular events by about 25 percents....
- Excess Mortality among Cigarette Smokers: Changes in a 20-Year Interval. Thun, Michael J.; Day-Lally, Cathy A.; Calle, Eugenia E.; Flanders, W. Dana; Heath Jr, Clark W. // American Journal of Public Health;Sep95, Vol. 85 Issue 9, p1223
Objectives. This study was undertaken to examine changes in smoking-specific death rates from the 1960s to the 1980s. Methods. In two prospective studies, one from 1959 to 1965 and the other from 1982 to 1988, death rates from lung cancer, coronary heart disease, and other major smoking-related...
- Fighting heart disease by the numbers. Cerrato, Paul L. // RN;Jun89, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p69
Focuses on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute aimed at educating the public about the use of serum cholesterol test to fight coronary artery disease. Guidelines set by the NCEP; Patients who need total assessment; Management of...
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. // Atlantic (02769077);Jan1990, Vol. 265 Issue 1, p8
Presents readers' letters to 'The Monthly Atlantic' expressing views on the cover article of the September 1989 issue, 'The Cholesterol Myth,' by Thomas Moore. Contention that lowering high blood-cholesterol levels does not reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Cigarette Smoking and Coronary Heart Disease. Kannel, W.B. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun64, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p1103
Editorial. Discusses the correlation between cigarette smoking and coronary heart disease. Cigarette industry's approach to the problem associated with cigarette smoking; Effects of inhaled tobacco smoke on the respiratory tract.
- The impact of demographic and risk factor changes on coronary heart disease deaths in Beijing, 1999-2010. Jun Cheng; Dong Zhao; Zhechun Zeng; Critchley, Julia Alison; Jing Liu; Wei Wang; Jiayi Sun; Capewell, Simon // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p30
Background: Recent, dramatic increases in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in China can be mostly explained by adverse changes in major cardiovascular risk factors. Our study aimed to assess the potential impact of subsequent changes in risk factors and population ageing on CHD deaths in...