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At a glance factsheet: Lipids, cardiovascular risk and treatment targets

Jane Diggle
This factsheet from the At a Glance series looks at how to calculate cardiovascular risk, measuring lipids and what the guidance says about treatment targets.

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REFERENCES:

1. NICE (2016) Cardiovascular disease: risk assessment and reduction, including lipid modification (CG181). Available at: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg181 (accessed 24.06.22)

2. NHS (2021) Summary of National Guidance for Lipid Management for Primary and Secondary Prevention of cardiovascular disease. Available at: www.england.nhs.uk/aac/publication/summary-of-national-guidance-for-lipid-management (accessed 24.06.22)

3. European Society of Cardiology (2021) ESC Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Eur Heart J 42: 3227–37

4. Zac-Varghese S et al; ABCD/RA Writing Group (2021) ABCD and Renal Association Clinical practice guidelines for management of lipids in adults with diabetic kidney disease ABCD/Renal Association 2021 guideline. Available at: https://abcd.care/resource/abcd-and-renal-association-clinical-practice-guidelines-management-lipids-adults-diabetic (accessed 24.06.22)

5. NHS England (2021) Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for 2021/22. Available at: www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/B0456-update-on-quality-outcomes-framework-changes-for-21-22-.pdf (accessed 24.06.22)

6. Joint British Societies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (2022) JBS3 Risk Calculator. Available at: www.jbs3risk.com/pages/risk_calculator.htm (accessed 24.06.22)

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