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Lost in translation: the gap between what we know and what we do about cardiovascular disease

Clara K Chow and Anthony Rodgers
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (1): 51. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00988
Published online: 16 January 2017

We acknowledge the letter by Dhaliwal and Welborn on our article.1 A healthy lifestyle is recommended for all Australians and, particularly for those at high absolute cardiovascular risk, attending to lifestyle risk factors is critical. However, patients at high cardiovascular risk are clearly indicated for medical therapy, including blood pressure and lipid-lowering therapies and aspirin. Optimising the patients’ lifestyle risk factors does not obviate this need for medical therapy.

  • Clara K Chow1,2
  • Anthony Rodgers1

  • 1 The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW


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