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Doctors question government's prediction of an end to premature heart deaths

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:790
  1. Katherine Burke
  1. London

    Claims that the NHS in England is “winning the war” against coronary heart disease andthat premature deaths resulting from the condition will become “very rare” over the next decade have been criticised as simplistic by experts in the field.

    In a four year progress report on the implementation of the national service frameworkfor coronary heart disease, published last week, the national clinical director for heart disease, Dr Roger Boyle, claimed that the “corner had been turned” in preventing and treating coronary heart disease. Results in the report showed that the …

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