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Cardiovascular diseases

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1354
  1. Giulio Bognolo, editorial registrar (
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    Two articles in this week's BMJ analyse the impact and cost effectiveness of defibrillators in public places (p 1312 and p 1316) and argue that there are better strategies for preventing unexpected death. Another two papers assess the use of aspirin after coronary surgery (p 1322) and its effect when given with ibuprofen (p 1298).

    Cardiovascular diseases are a major burden in the United Kingdom, …

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