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The epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the UK 2014
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    Review underestimates cardiovascular disease prevalence
    • Michael Soljak, Clinical Research Fellow
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      • Azeem Majeed

    Dear Editor

    In their review of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the UK, Bhatnagar et al considerably underestimate the prevalence of CVD.[1] They used data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), an extract of primary care electronic health records (EHRs) of a representative sample of patients registered with UK general practices, and data from the Quality & Outcomes Framewor...

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