Update of World Heart Federation Cholesterol RoadmapLiterature -
A group of lipid experts has published an updated version of the World Heart Federation Cholesterol Roadmap in the journal Global Heart.
This document provides a framework to develop national policies and health systems approaches to overcome potential roadblocks to cholesterol management and thus ASCVD prevention. A committee of experts in clinical management of dyslipidemias and health systems research in low- and middle-income countries has reviewed guidelines and papers since 2017 (the year of the previous WHF Cholesterol roadmap) and identified
1) principles to effective ASCVD prevention
2) gaps in implementation of interventions
3) health system roadblocks of treatment of elevated cholesterol
4) potential strategies to overcome these