Cardiovascular protection for all individuals at high risk: Evidence-based best practice

George Bakris, Michael Böhm, Gilles Dagenais, Hans Christoph Diener, Toshiro Fujita, Philip Gorelick, Sverre Erik Kjeldsen, Markku Laakso, Giuseppe Mancia, Bertram Pitt, Arya Sharma, Peter Sleight, Koon Teo, Thomas Unger, Michael Weber, Bryan Williams, Faiez Zannad

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Abstract

Patients with cardiovascular risk factors are largely undertreated, for many reasons. Vulnerable individuals may not be aware of the risks they are facing or an individual's risk of cardiovascular disease may be underestimated, particularly among those at high risk. Furthermore, in individuals identified as being at high total cardiovascular risk, the full spectrum of therapeutic options may not be implemented or patients may not adhere to the treatment prescribed. We address these critical issues by summarizing the existing guidelines: our ultimate goal is to encourage the optimal management of individuals at high total cardiovascular risk according to evidence-based medicine, with the expectation that this will improve outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-725
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Research in Cardiology
Volume97
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular risk management
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • High cardiovascular risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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