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Prevention of cardiovascular disease: an evidence-based clinical aid 2004

Med J Aust 2004; 181 (6): 1-14.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia. It is therefore important that all medical practitioners are familiar with the well documented risk factors for cardiovascular disease, as well as the outcome benefits of pharmacological and other interventions.

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  • Greg R Fulcher1
  • Greg W Conner2
  • John V Amerena3

  • 1 Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW.
  • 2 Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services, Liverpool, NSW.
  • 3 Geelong Hospital, and Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: gfulcher@med.usyd.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

The taskforce steering committee would like to acknowledge the contributions of the writing committee: Dr Greg R Fulcher, Dr John V Amarena, Dr Greg W Conner, Professor Richard E Gilbert and Professor Graeme J Hankey.

Competing interests:

A summary of the competing interests of the members of the Practical Implementation Task Force is given in Box 2.

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