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Pharmacological interventions to manage coronary heart disease

The white paper, Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation (Department of Health, 1999), set a target to reduce the death rate from heart disease by 40 per cent for people aged under 75 by 2010. To meet this, the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (DoH, 2000) set out a plan to ensure agreed standards of care are available to everyone. One focus is to prevent illness through secondary prevention.

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