Table 2

Estimates of cost of first hospital admission for management of each type of event and prevention with pravastatin

Cardiovascular eventCost (£) 1996
Non-fatal myocardial infarction2327
Silent (unrecognised) myocardial infarction188
Fatal myocardial infarction532
Admission for angina978
Non-fatal stroke5154
Fatal stroke6118
Transient ischaemic attack190
Coronary artery bypass grafting6076
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty3200
Pravastatin 40 mg1.66
Monitoring per month2.67