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Readmission and mortality in patients ≥70 years with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure in the Netherlands: a retrospective cohort study of incidences and changes in risk factors over time

ObjectivesTo determine the risk of first unplanned all-cause readmission and mortality of patients ≥70 years with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart failure (HF) and to explore which effects of baseline risk factors vary over time.MethodsA retrospective cohort study was performed on hospital and mortality data (2008) from Statistics Netherlands including 5,175 (AMI) and 9...

Risk factor control in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: results from the multi-ethnic HELIUS study

. Jørstad 0 R. J. G. Peters 0 0 Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center , Amsterdam , The Netherlands Objective To evaluate the quality of contemporary secondary prevention of cardiovascular ... of interest M. Minneboo, S. Lachman, M. B. Snijder, J. T. Vehmeijer, H. T. Jørstad and R. J. G. Peters declare that they have no competing interests. Open Access This article is distributed under the

The Dutch SCORE-based risk charts seriously underestimate the risk of cardiovascular disease

Introduction Dutch cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend the use of modified SCORE risk charts to estimate 10-year risk of fatal and nonfatal CVD (myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease and congestive heart failure). This combined risk is derived from the SCORE mortality risk using multipliers. These multipliers have been shown to underestimate...

The history of the cardiac emergency room, and the patient’s history

R. J. G. Peters 0 ) Department of Cardiology , F3-236 , Academic Medical Center , PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam , the Netherlands - The first Cardiac Emergency Room (CER) was founded in 1978 by

Cardiovascular disease risk and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease among patients with low health literacy

Netherlands. The sponsor had no role in the design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and writing of this report. Conflict of interest T. M. van Schaik, H. T. Jorstad, T. B. Twickler, R. J. G

Lifestyle changes in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: breaking the chains of unhealthy habits

R. J. G. Peters 0 ) Department of Cardiology , F3-236, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam , PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, the Netherlands - The management of patients with acute

Barbarians at the gate

R. J. G. Peters 0 ) Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center , Amsterdam, the Netherlands - The paper by Liew et al. in this issue of the Journal confirms other observations on the