Colesterolo e rischio cardiovascolare: Percorso diagnostico-terapeutico in Italia

Maurizio Averna, Marcello Ciaccio, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Gerardo Medea, Damiano Parretti, Giovanni Battista Zito, Maria Stella Graziani, Roberto Ferrari, Marcello Ciaccio, Federico Nardi, Simona Giampaoli, Attilio Maseri, Furio Colivicchi, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Giorgio Cantelli Forti, Nicoletta Musacchio, Claudio Cricelli, Antonio Vittorio PannoMarino Scherillo, Maurizio Giuseppe Abrignani, Giuseppe Musumeci, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Mauro Campanini, Andrea Di Lenarda, Enzo Bonora, Raffaele Griffo, Francesco Romeo, Maurizio Averna, Pompilio Massimo Faggiano, Francesco Perticone, Carmine Riccio, Alberico Catapano, Leonardo Bolognese, Alessandro Mugelli, Marcello Arca, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Francesco Rossi, Enrico Pusineri

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Abstract

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease still represents the leading cause of death in western countries. A wealth of scientific evidence demonstrates that increased blood cholesterol levels have a major impact on the outbreak and progression of atherosclerotic plaques. Moreover, several cholesterol-lowering pharmacological agents, including statins and ezetimibe, have proven effective in improving clinical outcomes. This document is focused on the clinical management of hypercholesterolemia and has been conceived by 16 Italian medical associations with the support of the Italian National Institute of Health. The authors have considered with particular attention the role of hypercholesterolemia in the genesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Besides, the implications of high cholesterol levels in the definition of the individual cardiovascular risk profile have been carefully analyzed, while all available therapeutic options for blood cholesterol reduction and cardiovascular risk mitigation have been considered. Finally, this document outlines the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways for the clinical management of patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)3-57
Numero di pagine55
RivistaGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume17
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Averna, M., Ciaccio, M., Ricciardi, G., Medea, G., Parretti, D., Zito, G. B., Graziani, M. S., Ferrari, R., Ciaccio, M., Nardi, F., Giampaoli, S., Maseri, A., Colivicchi, F., Filardi, P. P., Gulizia, M. M., Maggioni, A. P., Forti, G. C., Musacchio, N., Cricelli, C., ... Pusineri, E. (2016). Colesterolo e rischio cardiovascolare: Percorso diagnostico-terapeutico in Italia. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 17, 3-57.