Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk. With CD-ROM
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241547178 ISBN-10    9241547170
Order Number    11500703   
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2007        92   pages
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Summary
This publication provides guidance on reducing disability and premature deaths from coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease in people at high risk, who have not yet experienced a cardiovascular event. People with established cardiovascular disease are at very high risk of recurrent events and are not the subject of these guidelines. They have been addressed in previous WHO guidelines. The risk prediction charts that accompany these guidelines allow treatment to be targeted according to simple predictions of absolute cardiovascular risk.

Recommendations are made for management of major cardiovascular risk factors through changes in lifestyle and prophylactic drug therapies. The guidelines provide a framework for the development of national guidance on prevention of cardiovascular disease that takes into account the particular political, economic, social and medical circumstances.

Companion volumes:

Pocket guidelines for assessment and management of total cardiovascular risk. WHO/ISH cardiovascular risk prediction charts by regions:

African region

Americas (available in SPANISH ONLY)

Eastern Mediterranean region (available in ARABIC ONLY)

European region

South-East Asia region

Western Pacific region