Reducing risk in heart disease: An expert guide to clinical practice for secondary prevention for coronary heart disease


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Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

Reducing risk in heart disease
This guide was developed using a collaborative approach involving an assessment of Australian and international evidence-based clinical guidelines, scientific articles, expert consultation and available clinical data.

It provides a general framework for appropriate management of patients with existing coronary heart disease (CHD).

It should be followed subject to the health professional’s judgement in each individual case, within the context of the goals of treatment. All treatments should be personalised according to the patient’s prognosis, comorbidities, drug tolerance, lifestyle/living circumstances and wishes.

This guide can be used by health professionals across the continuum of CHD care, including  in acute settings, general practice, primary care, cardiac rehabilitation, and community and allied  health services.



 

RACGP endorsed clinical guideline

This guideline is endorsed by the RACGP.
This guideline is published by  the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.