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2016 Dyslipidaemias Pocket Guidelines

Primary care

These Pocket Guidelines deal with the management of dyslipidaemias as an essential and integral part of CVD Prevention.

Chairpersons: Alberico Capatano and Ian Graham

Publication date: 2016

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Table of contents

  • Development of the Joint Task Force guidelines
  • What is cardiovascular disease prevention?
    • Definition and rationale
    • Cost-effectiveness of prevention
  • Total cardiovascular risk
    • Total cardiovascular risk estimation
    • Risk levels
  • Evaluation of laboratory lipid and apolipoprotein parameters
    • Fasting or non-fasting?
    • Lipid and lipoprotein analyses
  • Treatment targets
  • Lifestyle modifications to improve the plasma lipid profile
    • The influence of lifestyle on total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels...
    • Lifestyle recommendations to improve the plasma lipid profile
    • Dietary supplements and functional foods for the treatment of dyslipidaemias
    • Other features of a healthy diet contributing to cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Drugs for treatment of hypercholesterolaemia
    • Statins
    • Bile acid sequestrants
    • Cholesterol absorption inhibitors
    • PCSK9 inhibitors
    • Nicotinic acid
  • Triglycerides and cardiovascular disease risk
    • Strategies to control plasma triglycerides
  • High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk
  • Management of dyslipidaemia in different clinical settings
    • Familial dyslipidaemias
    • Children
    • Women
    • Older persons
    • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome...
    • Patients with acute coronary syndrome and patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Heart failure and valvular diseases
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Transplantation.
    • Peripheral arterial disease
    • Stroke
    • Human immunodeficiency virus patients
    • Mental disorders
  • Monitoring of lipids and enzymes in patients on
    lipid-lowering therapy
  • Strategies to encourage adoption of healthy lifestyle changes & adherence to lipid modifying therapies
    • Achieving and adhering to healthy lifestyle changes
    • Adhering to medications