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Primary and secondary prevention trials in coronary heart disease
  1. A. G. Shaper


    Trials in primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) are reviewed. The results of completed primary prevention trials suggest that dietary changes in middle-aged men may lower the incidence of CHD. Multifactorial trials may achieve an even greater reduction in CHD. Secondary prevention trials indicate that stopping smoking and the use of beta-blocking agents are effective in reducing recurrence rates.

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