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August 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:171–76

MyAction: an innovative approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the community

Susan Connolly, Annie Holden, Elizabeth Turner, Gillian Fiumicelli, Juliet Stevenson, Mandeep Hunjan, Alison Mead, Kornelia Kotseva, Catriona Jennings, Jennifer Jones, David A Wood

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Introduction The Founder MyAction team. Front row, from left: Annie Holden, Alison Mead. Back row, from left: Sarah McMeckan, Juliet Stevenson, Catriona Jennings and Gillian Fiumicelli The Government white paper put ‘prevention first’ because there is strong evidence that a healthy lifestyle, control of other risk factors and cardioprotective medications can substantially reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 Patient priorities for prevention are defined in the Joint British Societies’ Guidelines (JBS2): established vascular disease; asymptomatic high total risk of developing CVD (JBS2 CVD risk ≥20%); and these guidelines, together wi

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July 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:163-5

New NICE guidance on prevention of cardiovascular disease at the population level 

BJ Cardio Staff

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The guidance sets out a range of evidence-based recommendations for effective action to help reduce cardiovascular disease and make it easier to enable individuals to make healthy choices. It focuses mainly on food production and its influence on the nation’s diet, and it aims to change the cardiovascular risk factors faced by the UK population through regulation, legislation, subsidy and taxation or by rearranging the physical layout of communities. Dr Simon Capewell (University of Liverpool, UK) who is also vice-chair of the NICE Guidance Development Group, said: “There was a feeling that dietary interventions have been largely neglecte

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March 2003 Br J Cardiol 2003;10:155-58

Drawbacks and benefits of cardiovascular risk tools

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March 2003 Br J Cardiol 2003;10:115-7

Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease: time to routinely screen and treat?

Patrick O’Callaghan, Deirdre Ward, Ian Graham

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