Prevention of coronary heart disease

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.405 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:405

Is a cure too expensive?

  1. G Alastair Cooke, consultant cardiologist (alastaircooke@doctors.org.uk)
  1. King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield MG17 4JL

    EDITOR—As Warburton points out in her editorial, we may soon be able to reduce the event rate in patients at risk of coronary heart disease to towards zero.1 The current cocktail of drugs is likely to decrease events by up to 88%.2 …

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