Secondary prevention in patients awaiting CABG in the North West of England

Charalambos Charalambous, Solonas Cleanthous, Irfan Siddique, Daniel Keenan, Rayaz Malik, Anthony M. Heagerty

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Abstract

Recent guidelines emphasise the importance of cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes control in the progression of coronary artery disease. In this study, the implementation of therapies to control such cardiovascular risk factors was assessed in patients with established coronary artery disease awaiting coronary artery bypass surgery. Some 15% of patients continued to smoke and a significant proportion of patients did not achieve target levels for total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein and blood pressure control. Amongst the diabetic patients, 88% demonstrated a HbA1C above 7%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488+490
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiology
Volume9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002

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Keywords

  • Cholesterol
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Charalambous, C., Cleanthous, S., Siddique, I., Keenan, D., Malik, R., & Heagerty, A. M. (2002). Secondary prevention in patients awaiting CABG in the North West of England. British Journal of Cardiology, 9(8), 488+490.