Preventative treatment call for over-55s
Everyone over the age of 55 should be offered preventative treatment such as cholesterol or blood pressure lowering drugs, according to a study.
Researchers at Barts and the London School of Medicine say a person's age can be as effective as medical tests to predict the risk of heart disease or stroke.
They say this could save a 100,000 lives in England and Wales.
Dominic Hughes reports.
05 May 2011