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Davorina Petek, Marija Petek-Ster and Ksenija Tusek-Bunc

some studies ( 12 ). In our survey, patients with a high risk for CVD were defined by the criteria of the Framingham score system, which provides scores from 0->40, the high-risk group having ≥20 % of absolute risk for a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years due to modifiable risk factors (the level of systolic blood pressure, cholesterol, fasting blood glucose level, smoking) and non-modifiable risk factors – gender and age of the patient ( 13 ). In these patients, risklowering strategies include lifestyle advice and treatment of risk diseases. In our study

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Davorina Petek and Janko Kersnik

cardiovascular disease: a systematic review. Heart 2006; 92: 1752-1759. 4. Eichler K, Puhan MA, Steurer J, Bachmann LM. Prediction of first coronary events with the Framingham score: a systematic review. Am Heart J 2007; 153: 722-731. 5. Graham I, Atar D, Borch-Johnsen K, Boysen G, Burell G, Cifkova R, et al. European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: full text. Fourth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Eur J