Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Pocket Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk. Africa

WHO/ISH Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Charts for the African Region

January 2007
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st January 2007
  • ISBN 9789241547260
  • Language English
  • Pages 30 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

These 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.

These guidelines can be used by physician and non-physician health workers, in all levels of health care including primary care. Hypertension, diabetes or established cardiovascular disease may be used as entry points for implementing these guidelines. The risk prediction charts given in these guidelines are provided for different parts of the world. These guidelines are valid for the African region.

Companion volume: Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. Guidelines for assessment and management of total cardiovascular risk

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