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Table 1 Recommendations in guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention by the European Society of Cardiology in 2012 [6]

From: Adherence to prescription guidelines and achievement of treatment goals among persons with coronary heart disease in Tromsø 7

Medication prescription
Acetylsalicylic acid
Lipid-lowering drugs
Antihypertensive drugs (if hypertension)
 ACE inhibitor/ARB (first choice for diabetics)
 Calcium channel blockers
Treatment goals
Blood pressure
 < 140/90 mmHg (< 140/80 mmHg if diabetic)
 < 1.8 mmol/l (< 70 mg/dL)
HbA1c (if diabetic)
 < 7%
  1. ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker; HbA1c, glycated haemoglobin; LDL, low-density lipoprotein