TITLE

Primary prevention of heart disease and stroke: A simplified approach to estimating risk of events a

AUTHOR(S)
McCormack, James P.; Levine, Marc
PUB. DATE
August 1997
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 4, p422
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents results of a study which provides simple nomograms for estimating the risk of a cardiovascular and cerebrovascular (CCV) event for an individual patient and suggests an approach to estimating the potential benefit of drug therapy for primary prevention. Risk factors for CCV events; Difficulty of assessing a patient's risk; Limitations; Involving the patient; Conclusion.
ACCESSION #
9708221613

 

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