Colesterolo e rischio cardiovascolare: Percorso diagnostico-terapeutico in Italia

Michele Gulizia, Furio Colivicchi, Walter Ricciardi, Simona Giampaoli, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Maurizio Averna, M. S. Graziani, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Alessandro Mugelli, Francesco Rossi, Gerardo Medea, D. Parretti, Maurizio G. Abrignani, Marcello Arca, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, F. Perticone, Alberico Luigi Catapano, Raffaele Griffo, Federico Nardi, Carmine RiccioAndrea Di Lenarda, Marino Scherillo, N. Musacchio, Antonio Vittorio Panno, Giovanni Battista Zito, M. Campanini, Leonardo Bolognese, Pompilio Faggiano, Giuseppe Musumeci, Enrico Pusineri, Marcello Ciaccio, Enzo Bonora, Giorgio Cantelli Forti, Maria Pia Ruggieri, C. Cricelli, Francesco Romeo, Roberto Ferrari, Attilio Maseri

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Abstract

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease still represents the leading cause of death in western countries. A wealth of scientific evidence demonstrates that increased blood cholesterol levels have a major impact on the outbreak and progression of atherosclerotic plaques. Moreover, several cholesterol-lowering pharmacological agents, including statins and ezetimibe, have proven effective in improving clinical outcomes. This document is focused on the clinical management of hypercholesterolemia and has been conceived by 16 Italian medical associations with the support of the Italian National Institute of Health. The authors have considered with particular attention the role of hypercholesterolemia in the genesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Besides, the implications of high cholesterol levels in the definition of the individual cardiovascular risk profile have been carefully analyzed, while all available therapeutic options for blood cholesterol reduction and cardiovascular risk mitigation have been considered. Finally, this document outlines the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways for the clinical management of patients with hypercholesterolemia.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3S-57S
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Gulizia, M., Colivicchi, F., Ricciardi, W., Giampaoli, S., Maggioni, A. P., Averna, M., Graziani, M. S., Ceriotti, F., Mugelli, A., Rossi, F., Medea, G., Parretti, D., Abrignani, M. G., Arca, M., Filardi, P. P., Perticone, F., Catapano, A. L., Griffo, R., Nardi, F., ... Maseri, A. (2016). Colesterolo e rischio cardiovascolare: Percorso diagnostico-terapeutico in Italia. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 17(6), 3S-57S.