WSO Calls for changes in primary prevention guidelines for cardiovascular disease and stroke

22 Jul 2022 | News from WSO Committees

“The greatest harm arising from high risk strategies is misleading professionals, planners, and politicians into thinking they can tick the “mission accomplished” box for preventing cardiovascular disease. In fact, screening for high risk individuals represents a costly and relatively ineffective strategy that distracts from cheaper and more effective policy interventions which benefit entire populations.” Prof. Simon Capewell, BMJ 2008