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ASPIRE

Action on Secondary Prevention by Intervention to Reduce Events. A study that evaluated the potential for secondary prevention of coronary disease in the UK by influencing risk factors.
Conclusion 6 months post-hospitalisation, up to 27% still smoked, 75% were overweight, up to 25% had hypertension, >75% had increased total cholesterol to 5.2 mmol/l. Only one-third of infarct patients were taking beta-blockers; up to 20% of those who had had an acute myocardial ischaemia were not taking aspirin.
Prognosis Dismal.
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There, believe me, count, all will soon be over, and death will come quickly, it is called so often by this body, eaten up by its soul, and by this soul, which aspires to heaven.
Bottomless vales and boundless floods, And chasms, and caves, and Titian woods, With forms that no man can discover For the dews that drip all over; Mountains toppling evermore Into seas without a shore; Seas that restlessly aspire, Surging, unto skies of fire; Lakes that endlessly outspread Their lone waters - lone and dead, - Their still waters - still and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily.
Mary, third and last emigrant, did not aspire to such heights.
With a great pang mercifully spared me, I could take back to my heart my childish prayer to be all he had so brightly shown himself; and there was nothing to be undone: no chain for me to break or for him to drag; and I could go, please God, my lowly way along the path of duty, and he could go his nobler way upon its broader road; and though we were apart upon the journey, I might aspire to meet him, unselfishly, innocently, better far than he had thought me when I found some favour in his eyes, at the journey's end.
Boys were encouraged there to aspire to Holy Orders, and the education was such as might prepare an honest lad to spend his life in God's service.
Yet I do not aspire to being very wise, for I have noticed that the happiest people are those who do not let their brains oppress them.
So Tip's guardian, however much she might aspire to working magic, realized it was unlawful to be more than a Sorceress, or at most a Wizardess.
Which way, or from what hope, dost thou aspire To greatness?
I've longed so to sing in the Sunday-school choir, as Diana does, but I feared it was an honor I could never aspire to.
There once lived, in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Mr Godfrey Nickleby: a worthy gentleman, who, taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason.
This is about as much as the college-bred generally do or aspire to do, and they take an English paper for the purpose.
She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.