Practical ABC style Enables doctors to prioritise treatment using risk-scoring systems and holistic recommendations for reducing cardiovascular risk Includes treatment plans for individuals with diabetes, who are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease How to reduce cardiovascular risk in other specific patient groups Developed by expert groups in different regions of the world
Prof Richard Hobbs, Professor and Head of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care , University of Birmingham. Prof Bruce Arroll, Dept of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. The chapter authors are members of a group of global experts on metabolic and vascular disease called the Future Forum. This group brings together specialists and primary care physicians to debate current issues via a closed website and at twice yearly conferences.
Foreword. Contributors. 1. The epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. 2. Using guidelines as a framework for cardiovascular risk management: comparison of international recommendations. 3. Identifying high-risk patients. 4. Moderate- to low-risk patients: management recommendations. 5. High-risk patients: management recommendations. 6. Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome patients: management recommendations for reducing cardiovascular risk. 7. Lifestyle changes to reduce cardiovascular risk. 8. Pharmacotherapy: improving the lipid profile. 9. Pharmacotherapy: lowering blood pressure. 10. Pharmacotherapy: lowering blood glucose. 11. Long-term management of cardiovascular disease. 12. Managing cardiovascular risk in the future. Appendix. Index.