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Fact Sheets and Publications

Prevention of cardiovascular disease: guideline for assessment and management of cardiovascular risk

24 August 2007- 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 WHO/ISH risk prediction charts that accompany these guidelines allow treatment to be targeted according to simple predictions of absolute cardiovascular risk. 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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 08:25
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Pocket guidelines for assessment and management of cardiovascular risk

Pocket guidelines for assessment and management of cardiovascular riskThese pocket guidelines provide evidence-based guidance on how to reduce the incidence of first and recurrent clinical events due to coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease (CeVD) and peripheral vascular disease in two categories of people. It is aimed at national programme managers and health care professionals and is intended for adaptation and use in all countries, irrespective of their epidemiological and socioeconomic specificities.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:23
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Additional fact sheets

  Fact sheets (dietary salt reduction)

This section contains fact sheets for consumers and patients, healthcare professionals, policy makers as well as information about the PAHO iniative to prevent cardiovascular disease through dietary salt reduction.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 04:32

How to obtain WHO and PAHO publications

How to obtain WHO/PAHO publications

WHO/PAHO publications and documents - in multiple languages - are available for free download from the WHO Library database. Printed copies can be ordered from the WHO Bookshop, which offers discounts on orders from developing countries. The Bookshop also offers priced subscriptions to periodicals, book series and thematic packages.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:39

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