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Focus on National Prevention Strategies: Italy

Prof. Salvatore Novo (Palermo, Italy) and Dr. Pompilio Faggiano (Brescia, Italy) National CVD Prevention Coordinators in Italy

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Italy

The National CVD Prevention Coordinators for Italy, Prof. Salvatore Novo (Palermo) and Dr. Pompilio Faggiano (Brescia), supported by their societies, the Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC) and the National Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO), gathered in the Italian Federation of Cardiology (FIC), will act to disseminate in Italy the European Guidelines for CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice (version 2012) as follows:


1) Distributing to the General Practitioners the executive summary translated in Italian;

2) Publishing the full text of the Guidelines in Italian in the Italian Journal of Cardiology, distributed to all Italian cardiologists, with an introduction on epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in Italy; 

3) Promoting a debate among experts of the Italian scientific societies dealing with cardiovascular prevention, during a symposia organised on the occasion of the national congress of the following societies: Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC), National Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO), National Association of Extra Hospital Cardiologist (ANCE), Regional Association for Ambulatory Cardiologists (ARCA), College of Practice Cardiology, Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA), Italian Society of Cardiologists of accredited Hospitals (SICOA), Italian Society of General Practitioners (SIMG), Italian Association for Cardiovascular Prevention (SIPREC), Italian Society for the Study of Arteriosclerosis (SISA), under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health and the Regional Agency for Healthcare Services (AGENAS); 

4) Inviting the same scientific societies to put on their own website the executive summary and the PDF of the full version of the European Guidelines for CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice (version 2012)