Episode 27 – Rapid Fire Cardiovascular Disease!

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire format! This week, Mike and John do a Rapid Fire session to discuss two recent papers exploring cardiovascular disease risk. 2 papers…here we go!

  1. Should a lower systolic blood pressure be targeted in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease? (0:00 – 10:00)
  2. Can a polypill consisting of statins, multiple blood-pressure lowering drugs, and aspirin potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people who do not have cardiovascular disease risk at baseline? (10:00 – 22:22)

And for the Good Stuff:

Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you. @roundstable

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  • Luc Lanthier says:

    Dear Michael and John,

    In your discussion about SPRINT, you told that the NNT was 158, but in fact the true NNT is 53 (95 % CI 34-111) in the definitive version (it was 61 in the preliminary report of SPRINT). The number you calculate was with rate per year, but the true NNT = 1/ARR = 1/((354/4683)-(264/4678)). So you have to treat 53 patients over 3.3 years to prevent one cardiovascular event in SPRINT.

    Thanks !

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