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Comprehensive cardiovascular risk management--what does it mean in practice?

Erhardt, Leif RW LU ; Moller, Robert and Puig, Juan García (2007) In Vascular Health and Risk Management 3(5). p.587-603
Abstract
The continued movement away from the treatment of individual cardiovascular (CV) risk factors to managing overall and lifetime CV risk is likely to have a significant impact on slowing the rate of increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the management of CVD is currently far from optimal even in parts of the world with well-developed and well-funded healthcare systems. Effective implementation of the knowledge, treatment guidelines, diagnostic tools, therapeutic interventions, and management programs that exist for CVD continues to evade us. A thorough understanding of the multifactorial nature of CVD is essential to its effective management. Improvements continue to be made to management guidelines, risk assessment tools,... (More)
The continued movement away from the treatment of individual cardiovascular (CV) risk factors to managing overall and lifetime CV risk is likely to have a significant impact on slowing the rate of increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the management of CVD is currently far from optimal even in parts of the world with well-developed and well-funded healthcare systems. Effective implementation of the knowledge, treatment guidelines, diagnostic tools, therapeutic interventions, and management programs that exist for CVD continues to evade us. A thorough understanding of the multifactorial nature of CVD is essential to its effective management. Improvements continue to be made to management guidelines, risk assessment tools, treatments, and care programs pertaining to CVD. Ultimately, however, preventing the epidemic of CVD will require a combination of both medical and public health approaches. In addition to improvements in the "high-risk" strategy, which forms the basis of current CVD management, an increase in the utilization of population-based management strategies needs to be made to attempt to reduce the number of patients falling within the "at-risk" stratum for CVD. This review outlines how a comprehensive approach to CVD management might be achieved. (Less)
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Cardiovascular Diseases: epidemiology, Cardiovascular Diseases: metabolism, Cardiovascular Diseases: prevention & control, Cardiovascular Diseases: therapy, Cardiovascular System: metabolism
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Vascular Health and Risk Management
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587 - 603
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Dove Press
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1178-2048
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  abstract     = {The continued movement away from the treatment of individual cardiovascular (CV) risk factors to managing overall and lifetime CV risk is likely to have a significant impact on slowing the rate of increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the management of CVD is currently far from optimal even in parts of the world with well-developed and well-funded healthcare systems. Effective implementation of the knowledge, treatment guidelines, diagnostic tools, therapeutic interventions, and management programs that exist for CVD continues to evade us. A thorough understanding of the multifactorial nature of CVD is essential to its effective management. Improvements continue to be made to management guidelines, risk assessment tools, treatments, and care programs pertaining to CVD. Ultimately, however, preventing the epidemic of CVD will require a combination of both medical and public health approaches. In addition to improvements in the "high-risk" strategy, which forms the basis of current CVD management, an increase in the utilization of population-based management strategies needs to be made to attempt to reduce the number of patients falling within the "at-risk" stratum for CVD. This review outlines how a comprehensive approach to CVD management might be achieved.},
  author       = {Erhardt, Leif RW and Moller, Robert and Puig, Juan García},
  issn         = {1178-2048},
  keyword      = {Cardiovascular Diseases: epidemiology,Cardiovascular Diseases: metabolism,Cardiovascular Diseases: prevention & control,Cardiovascular Diseases: therapy,Cardiovascular System: metabolism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {587--603},
  publisher    = {Dove Press},
  series       = {Vascular Health and Risk Management},
  title        = {Comprehensive cardiovascular risk management--what does it mean in practice?},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2007},
}