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Prevention of coronary heart disease in clinical practice. Summary of recommendations of the Second Joint Task Force of European and other Societies* on Coronary Prevention

Wood, David1,7; De Backer, Guy2; Faergeman, Ole3; Graham, Ian4; Mancia, Giuseppe5; Pyörälä, Kalevi6together with members of the Task Force

Summary of recommendations

1Imperial College School of Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK

2University of Gent, Gent, Belgium

3Aarhus Amtssygehus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

4Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

5Ospedale San Gerardo dei Tintori, Monza, Italy

6University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.

7Correspondence and requests for reprints to Professor David Wood, Cardiac Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Dovehouse Street, London, SW3 6LY, UK. Tel: +44 171 351 8855; fax: +44 171 351 8856; e-mail:

*European Society of Cardiology, European Atherosclerosis Society, European Society of Hypertension, International Society of Behavioural Medicine, European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine and the European Heart Network.

Received 20 July 1998 Accepted 20 July 1998

© 1998 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.