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March 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:95-100

A UK survey of rosuvastatin in general practice: reaching cholesterol targets

George Kassianos, John Reckless, Cathy Emmas, Marc Evans, Andrea Tree, Andrew Vance

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Introduction Coronary heart disease (CHD) is responsible for over 100,000 deaths annually in the UK.1 Epidemiology studies have long supported that cholesterol is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD).2 In both primary and secondary prevention, statin therapy trials have shown that there is a clear relationship between lowering cholesterol and reducing cardiovascular risk in both primary and secondary prevention.3 However, The World Health Report 2002 estimates that over 50% of CHD globally is still due to elevated blood cholesterol levels.4 Table 1. Recommended targets for total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein chol

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September 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:203-04

Women and heart disease

Dr Alan Begg

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May 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:129-30

Protecting the heart by postconditioning

Derek J Hausenloy, Derek M Yellon

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March 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:117-119

Audit of the new GMS contract Quality and Outcomes Framework: raising standards in CHD

Janet McCarlie, Elisabet Reid, Adrian JB Brady

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January 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:51-55

A pilot study on computer-based opportunistic screening for coronary heart disease: universal assessment and education in primary care

Peter F Tyerman, Gill V Tyerman, Ruth Bacigalupo

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November 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:367-9

The impact of the new GP contract on measurement of lipids and use of statins in the over 80s with coronary heart disease

Samira Siddiqui, Chris Isles, Ewan Bell, Alan Begg

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March 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:145-52

The ‘rule of halves’ still applies to the management of cholesterol in cardiovascular disease: 2002–2005

Simon de Lusignan, Nigel Hague, Jonathan Belsey, Neil Dhoul, Jeremy van Vlymen

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January 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:36-41

Meeting the NSF targets for door-to-needle time in acute myocardial infarction – the role of a bolus thrombolytic

Velmurugan C Kuppuswamy, Daniela Webbe, Sandeep Gupta

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September 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:401-3

Peripheral arterial disease – CVD by any other name?

Sarah Jarvis

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September 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:397-400

Statin prescribing: is the reality meeting the expectations of primary care?

Adrian JB Brady, John Norrie, Ian Ford

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