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Best Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Hypercholesterolaemia: A Statement from the Caribbean Cardiac Society

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There is an increase prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean as the region undergoes an epidemiologic transition from infectious to chronic non-communicable diseases. Numerous studies have identified hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia as risk factors for the development of coronary atherosclerosis. The Caribbean Cardiac Society recognizes that there is an increased prevalence of these disease entities and in an effort to foster best practice guidelines for the region, implemented a consensus conference for the discussion of hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity in 2005. This statement outlines the recommendations of the consensus group of the Caribbean Cardiac Society on the Best Practice Guidelines for the therapy of hypercholesterolaemia.
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013
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