Table of Contents

The epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.
Using guidelines as a framework for cardiovascular risk management : comparison of international recommendations.
Identifying high-risk patients.
Moderate- to low-risk patients : management recommendations.
High-risk patients : management recommendations.
Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome patients : management recommendations for reducing cardiovascular risk.
Lifestyle changes to reduce cardiovascular risk.
Pharmacotherapy : improving the lipid profile.
Pharmacotherapy : lowering blood pressure.
Pharmacotherapy : lowering blood glucose.
Long-term management of cardiovascular disease.
Managing cardiovascular risk in the future.