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January 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:48-50

Pharmacological secondary prevention in people with peripheral arterial disease compared to thosewith coronary artery disease: a missed opportunity

Simon EJ Janes, Joe West, Brian R Hopkinson, John T Walsh

Abstract

Introduction Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have a high prevalence of modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD).1 Consequently, they represent a suitable target for secondary prevention and there is strong evidence that this is beneficial.2–4 We aimed to establish whether people with PAD who are admitted to hospital receive equal pharmacological secondary prevention to those with CAD. Methods We prospectively recruited patients from 1st March 2003 until 1st June 2003 admitted to a vascular surgery ward (PAD) or cardiology ward (CAD) until discharge. All patients had symptomatic established disease and underw

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