Table 2 Mean follow-up time and type of first cardiovascular disease (CVD) event during follow-up in patients with and without prior CVD
No prior CVD (n = 32 023)Prior CVD (n = 3728)
Mean follow-up (years)2.0562.027
Number of new CVD events707509
Diagnosis type
    IHD371 (52.5%)285 (56.0%)
    Stroke/TIA180 (25.5%)76 (14.9%)
    CHF166 (23.5%)144 (28.3%)
    PAD53 (7.5%)75 (14.7%)
  • Diagnostic groups not mutually exclusive.

  • IHD, ischaemic heart disease; TIA, transient ischaemic attack; CHF, congestive heart failure; PAD, peripheral arterial disease.