Measurement and management of cardiovascular risk factors — is screening worthwhile?

S. R. Mcewan*, H. T.O. Davies, E. Allan, D. Maclean, C. D. Forbes

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    Abstract

    Coronary heart disease has been described as Scotland's national disease and ways of reducing its incidence are therefore of paramount importance especially in younger males. A recent British Medical Journal paper1 has indicated that general practitioners can make little impact on patients’ lifestyles. This paper shows that a cohort of Scottish men (Social Class III-V) responded well (80%) to offers of screening for risk factors of CHD, continued to attend for review and showed highly significant changes in their risk factor profiles. A committed enthusiastic primary care team have shown the potential for reducing coronary risk factors in so-called healthy men.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)173-177
    Number of pages5
    JournalScottish Medical Journal
    Volume38
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

    Keywords

    • Coronary artery disease
    • risk factors
    • risk reduction
    • screening

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