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ASPIREAction 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.