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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

Abstract

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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