How should stable coronary artery disease be managed in the modern era?

Keith V Woollard and Mark A J Newman
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01169.x
Published online: 6 August 2007

CABG offers a cost-effective and better long-term clinical outcome for many patients

Coronary artery disease is still the single largest cause of premature death in Australia, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.1 Also documented is the dramatic decline in age-related mortality from heart disease, which is largely attributed to reductions in smoking and better intervention for hyperlipidaemia and elevated blood pressure.2

  • 1 Murdoch Medical Centre, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA.

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