Is cardiovascular screening in primary care worthwhile ?
Recent studies have demonstrated little benefit from multifactorial screening for coronary heart disease risk factors in family practice.
The evidence in favour of a high risk approach, however, particularly for cholesterol lowering in the 5% of the population with known coronary heart disease is now stronger than ever.
More effort will also be needed to find the older patients with levels of hypertension that need treatment in accordance with present guidelines.
Finally a more committed approach should be made to stopping smoking especially in the young.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Dépistage, Facteur risque, Maladie, Appareil circulatoire, Tabagisme, Consommation, Alcool, Cholestérol, Hypertension artérielle, Evolution, Homme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Medical screening, Risk factor, Disease, Circulatory system, Tobacco smoking, Consumption, Alcohol, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Evolution, Human, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.