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Table 1 Risk group classification for cardiovascular disease (CVD) according to the anatomical therapeutic chemical classification system (ATC codes)

From: Evaluating an implementation strategy in cardiovascular prevention to improve prescribing of statins in Germany: an intention to treat analysis

Risk group 1 = patients with very high risk
ATC Code Agents
C01DA Vasodilators used in cardiac diseases (organic nitrates)
  or
B01AC04 Clopidogrel
  or
B01AC05 Ticlopidine
  or
C02 and/or C03 and/or C07 and/or C08 and/or C09 Antihypertensives, diuretics, beta blocking agents, calcium channel blockers, agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system
  and
A10 Antidiabetics
  and
  Male > 49 years or female > 54 years
Risk group 2 = patients with high risk
ATC Code Agents
C02 Antihypertensives
  or
C03 Diuretics
  or
C07 Beta blocking agents
  or
C08 Calcium channel blocker
  or
C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system
  or
A10 Antidiabetics
  or
B01AA Vitamin K antagonists
  or
B01AC06 Acetyl salicylic acid
  and
  Male > 49 years or female > 54 years
Risk group 3 = patients with intermediate risk
ATC Code Agents
C02 Antihypertensives
  or
C03 Diuretics
  or
C07 Beta blockers
  or
C08 Calcium channel blocker
  or
C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system
  or
A10 Antidiabetics
  or
B01AA Vitamin K antagonists
  or
B01AC06 Acetyl salicylic acid
Low risk group 4 = all the others
ATC Code Agents
  All patients with medication > 35 years