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Targeted case finding improves treatment of patients at high risk for CVD, study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4535 (Published 17 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4535
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Targeted case finding based on estimating patients’ cardiovascular risk and then inviting those likely to be at high risk for a full assessment increases the number of patients started on antihypertensive and statin treatment for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a general practice study has found.1

Preventive treatment with statins and antihypertensive drugs is effective and is recommended for primary prevention of CVD in high risk patients, but many remain untreated. Those at risk can be identified …

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