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One of the best tools to help practitioners make the best bedside clinical decisions when managing patients with acute cardiovascular diseases.
A comprehensive guidelines implementation toolkit especially for Nurses & Allied Professionals.
Prof. Olov Wiklund
Prof. Ana Abreu
Lowering of LDL-C is one of the main objectives in secondary prevention. Intensive statin treatment and if necessary, combination therapy can reach the treatment goals for most patients. In addition to the drug treatment, the patients should be encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle including a diet that improves the lipid profile.
Please visit the webpage Cardioprotective drugs: Statins & more for treatment goal recommendations.
Lifestyle changes should include all aspects of healthy living/a healthy lifestyle
Please visit the webpage Cardioprotective drugs: Statins & more for detailed recommendations.
Please visit the webpage Cardioprotective drugs: Statins & more for information on the Adverse Effects of Statins.
FLOW CHART: dyslipidaemia treatment strategy (1)
Reiner Z, Wiklund O, Betteridge J. Chapter 15 Lipids. In: Gielen S, De Backer G, Piepoli MF, Wood D, editors. The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology. 2nd ed. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Piepoli MF, Hoes AW, Agewall S, et al. 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice The Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by representatives of 10 societies and by invited experts). Eur Heart J 2016; 37: 2315–2381.
Catapano AL, Graham I, De Backer G, et al. 2016 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias The Task Force for the Management of Dyslipidaemias of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS). Eur Heart J 2016; 37: 2999-3058.
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