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Heart Disease

Mar 15, 2006 Issue
Amlodipine/Atorvastin (Caduet) for Preventing Heart Disease [STEPS]

Amlodipine/atorvastatin offers no added benefit in safety, tolerability, or effectiveness over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential advantages to amlodi...


Oct 1, 2005 Issue
Does a Low Glycemix Index Diet Reduce CHD? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is limited, weak evidence that a low glycemic index diet improves risk factors for CHD, but there are no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) showing a reduction in morbidity or mortality.


Jun 15, 2004 Issue
Screening for Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for coronary heart disease and the supporting scientific evidence, and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition.


Jan 1, 2002 Issue
Can Reduced or Modified Dietary Fat Prevent Cardiovascular Disease? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Reducing or modifying the amount or type of fat in a patient's diet and replacing it with polyunsaturated fats will not significantly reduce the risk of death from all causes of cardiovascular disease but could reduce the risk of an important cardiovascular disease event by 16 percent. If a patient ...


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