The multidisciplinary guideline ‘Cardiovascular risk management’(CVRM) appeared in March 2019. It has also been published in the form of a Dutch College of General Practitioners guideline.
The CVRM guideline describes the whole spectrum of diagnostics and measures to prevent cardiovascular disease. The guideline also introduces a new classification of risk categories.
Lifestyle remains the basis of treatment. Target values for blood pressure and cholesterol have been revised, and there is a specific focus on the elderly.
The guideline also concentrates on measures at population level and recommends that primary care should take a programmatic approach to those people at high or very high risk. Working with the patient through the provision of good information and an individual care plan is essential for this.
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