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Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Authors
  • Sigurdsson, Emil L
  • Thorgeirsson, Gudmundur
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of primary health care
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2003
Volume
21
Issue
2
Pages
68–74
Identifiers
PMID: 12877367
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

One of the tasks of primary health care is the prevention of disease. Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death, and there are several sets of guidelines dealing with both primary and secondary prevention. The article overviews the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the strategies for primary prevention.

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