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Current prescribing of statins and persistence to statins following ACS in the UK: a MINAP/GPRD study

March 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:24 doi:10.5837/bjc.2012.003

Current prescribing of statins and persistence to statins following ACS in the UK: a MINAP/GPRD study

Rachael Boggon, Susan Eaton, Adam Timmis, Harry Hemingway, Zahava Gabriel, Iqbal Minhas, Tjeerd P van Staa

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Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in England and Wales (124,000 deaths in 2005) and for every fatality, there are at least two people who have a major non-fatal CVD event.1 Myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. There is a high risk of recurrence after the initial event. Recommendations on the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease for patients in primary and secondary care have been published in guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in England.1,2 In the May 2008 CG67 guideline, high-intensity dosage of statin

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October 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:203-206

In brief

BJCardio Staff

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UK cholesterol awareness low Millions of people in the UK hold incorrect beliefs about the risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to HEART UK research. The research, which tested 1,177 people on their knowledge and concerns about high cholesterol, revealed that more than 40% of respondents wrongly thought that raised cholesterol resulted from drinking too much, while almost 60% did not know that the condition can be inherited. Almost half the population have never had a cholesterol check and only 2% of those surveyed named high cholesterol as their biggest health concern. The top health worry for people was cancer, even though CVD i

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July 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:159–61

Making the most of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP)

Christopher P Gale, Alex D Simms, Brian A Cattle, Phil D Batin, John S Birkhead, Darren S Greenwood, Alistair S Hall, Robert M West

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Missing data Figure 1. Computed tomography (CT) sagittal reconstruction, two-chamber view. The subepicardial myocardium is thin and normally compacted with a thicker non-compacted subendocardial layer in the anterior wall and apex. Note the artefact from the right ventricular (RV) pacemaker tip There are, however, justified concerns with regard to MINAP data relating to data quality and completeness of ascertainment. These concerns reflect, in some cases, difficulties experienced by some hospitals with data collection. Systematic differences between patients with and without information recorded may bias the estimated performance of a hospita

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