Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease

Part II. Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
  • Marcel Kornitzer
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 58)


I would like to focus this paper on the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). Secondary prevention includes those activities that alter favorably the natural history of clinical CHD, that is angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. One should also include all therapeutic manoeuvres that decrease the case fatality rate during the acute phase of a myocardial infarction (MI).


Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary Prevention Stable Angina Coronary Care Unit Coronary Drug Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Kornitzer
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Epidemiology and Social MedicineFree University of Brussels, Campus ErasmeBrusselsBelgium

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