Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: A practical evidence-based approach

O'Keefe, James H., Carter, Maia D. and Lavie, Carl J. (2009) Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: A practical evidence-based approach. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 84 8: 741-757. doi:10.4065/84.8.741


Author O'Keefe, James H.
Carter, Maia D.
Lavie, Carl J.
Title Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: A practical evidence-based approach
Journal name Mayo Clinic Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-6196
1942-5546
Publication date 2009-08
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4065/84.8.741
Volume 84
Issue 8
Start page 741
End page 757
Total pages 17
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Despite the fact that we possess highly effective tools for the primary and secondary prevention of myocardial infarction and other complications of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease remains the most common cause of death in our society. Arterial inflammation and endothelial dysfunction play central roles in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. Therapeutic lifestyle changes in conjunction with an aggressive multidrug regimen targeted toward the normalization of the major CV risk factors will neutralize the atherogenic milieu, reduce vascular inflammation, and markedly decrease the risk of adverse CV events and need for revascularization procedures. Specific CV risk factors and optimal therapies for primary and secondary prevention are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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