Secondary prevention of CHD in elderly patients

Academic Article


  • The authors present current research regarding elderly patients and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD), including the benefits of smoking cessation, weight reduction, control of diabetes, increased exercise, and improvement of lipid levels, blood pressure, and psychosocial factors. Evidence suggests that the secondary prevention interventions that are beneficial for younger patients with CHD are often comparably successful for elderly patients.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 17409379
  • Author List

  • Jackson EA; Ockene IS
  • Start Page

  • 13
  • End Page

  • 21
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 10