Michael V. Cohen, MD
Cohen M.; Reviews and Notes: Cardiology: Coronary Heart Disease Prevention. Ann Intern Med. 1994;120:94. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-120-1-199401010-00035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1994;120(1):94.
Frank Yanowitz; ed. 488 pages. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1992. $69.75.
It is nearly impossible to evaluate or treat a patient with heart disease without at some point considering the significance and implications of past and present risk factors. Despite the obvious central importance of risk factors to the overall care of a patient, few health care professionals, save epidemiologists, seem to appreciate the rewards that may follow successful risk factor modification; fewer still acknowledge by deed the value of attention to risk factors in patients with cardiac maladies. To be sure, physician and patient awareness are both gradually increasing. However, the surprising absence of organized instruction by medical schools and hospital training programs on risk factors and techniques to address perturbations continues to result in the graduation of physicians who are capable of treating disease but not preventing it.
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