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European society issues guidelines on cardiovascular disease

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:518
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    New European guidelines extend recommendations for the prevention of coronary heart disease to cardiovascular disease and advise more aggressive interventions in high risk patients to reduce disability and premature deaths.

    Announcing the guidelines at the European Society of Cardiology's annual congress in Vienna, Austria, last week, David Wood, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Imperial College, London, and a member of the guideline development task force, said: “The most important development in the new guidelines is that they cover atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease as …

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