Vascular risk assessment and management: A proposed model of integrated care pathway (ICP) on behalf of the European Society of Vascular Medicine (ESVM)

Paola Bigolin (Lead / Corresponding author), Beniamino Zalunardo, Lucia Mazzolai, Jill Belch, Adriana Visonà

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Abstract

Background: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally.

Methods: the integrated care pathways (ICPs) are tools through which evidence-based guidelines (GLs) on a specific disease or clinical topic can be implemented in a clinical process. Aim: This study aims to facilitate decision making for health professionals in their daily practice.

Results: This model, according with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Guidelines, supports the multifactorial evaluation of global cardiovascular (CV) risk and suggests using algorithms and revised cardiovascular risk stratification, specifically for high- and very-high-risk patients.

Conclusions: Multidimensional and integrated actions are aimed at eliminating and/or minimizing the impact of cardiovascular disease, improving the quality and consistency of vascular prevention, and leading to optimal clinical decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalVASA
Volume51
Issue number6
Early online date6 Sep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • stratification
  • clinical pathways
  • vascular prevention
  • vascular medicine

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