Cardiovascular disease: risk assessment and reduction, including lipid modification
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in England and Wales. Blood cholesterol is a key modifiable risk factor for CVD.
It is estimated that in Britain, approximately 66% of men and women have blood cholesterol levels in excess of 5.0 mmol/l
This Guidelines summary covers the primary and secondary prevention of CVD, which is outlined in a lipid modification therapy algorithm.