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Primäre Prävention der koronaren Herzkrankheit: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen


Gutzwiller, Felix (1990). Primäre Prävention der koronaren Herzkrankheit: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin PRAXIS, 79(37):1050-1054.

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are still the most important cause of death in industrialized countries. In spite of enormous progress regarding prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, coronary heart disease remains the most important cardiovascular cause for early invalidity, professional inactivity and premature death. The direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases amount to 14.8% of total disease-related costs. The practicing physician has an important role to play in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. In order for the physician to understand his critical role and to act accordingly, some fundamental epidemiological principles are introduced. Particularly, the notion of population attributable risk is important: As a consequence for the health of whole population groups, it is as important to advise the many at intermediate risk as the few at high risk of a cardiovascular accident. The future challenges are clear. This disease group is to a large extent preventable; efficient intervention models, both on an individual and on a community level, are available.

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are still the most important cause of death in industrialized countries. In spite of enormous progress regarding prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, coronary heart disease remains the most important cardiovascular cause for early invalidity, professional inactivity and premature death. The direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases amount to 14.8% of total disease-related costs. The practicing physician has an important role to play in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. In order for the physician to understand his critical role and to act accordingly, some fundamental epidemiological principles are introduced. Particularly, the notion of population attributable risk is important: As a consequence for the health of whole population groups, it is as important to advise the many at intermediate risk as the few at high risk of a cardiovascular accident. The future challenges are clear. This disease group is to a large extent preventable; efficient intervention models, both on an individual and on a community level, are available.

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Other titles:Primary prevention of coronary heart disease: opportunities and limits
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1990
Deposited On:27 Nov 2013 15:57
Last Modified:21 Feb 2018 09:06
Publisher:Hallwag
ISSN:1013-2058
OA Status:Closed
PubMed ID:2218232

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