Primary and secondary prevention in cardiovascular disease: an old-fashioned concept?

FV van Venrooij, RP Stolk*, JD Banga, DW Erkelens, DE Grobbee

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Objective. Is the concept of primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention an old-fashioned concept that needs to be re-defined?

Design. Discussion paper.

Results. Cardiovascular prevention means reduction of absolute risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), irrespective of clinical stage.

Conclusion. For the calculation of an individual probability to develop CVD all factors that contribute to the risk must be taken into account, including previous CVD events.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)301-306
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftJournal of Internal Medicine
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - apr-2002

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