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Cardiovascular Disease: Many patients Are Still at Risk of CV Events

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major health problem in many countries,1 affecting millions of people in the UK.2 It is also one of the main contributors to rising healthcare costs in the UK.2 A healthy lifestyle may slow down the progression of CVD.3 

If necessary, lifestyle changes may be augmented with medication to reduce elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels.4 However, despite appropriate interventions, many patients still have a high residual cardiovascular risk.5 All healthcare stakeholders are committed to minimising the risks.

Always consult with your healthcare professional who is best placed to advise on any personal medical matters.

Cardiovascular Diseases are a leading cause of death in the UK2

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CVD is a major healthcare burden in the UK

The total annual UK healthcare cost of heart and circulatory disease is £9 billion.2

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Options and Strategies in Managing CVD

CVD is a persistent health problem. 1 To reduce the risk of CV events, a lot of effort has already been made by healthcare professionals to find innovative solutions.

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Treatment needs in CVD are often not met

In patients treated with currently available medications, set LDL-C goals may not be achieved, and a residual cardiovascular risk remains.*5

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  1. Timmis A, Townsend N, Gale CP et al. European Society of Cardiology: CardiovascularDisease Statistics 2019.Eur Heart J. 2020; 41:12-85.
  2. British Heart Foundation. UK Factsheet February 2023. Available at: Accessed February 2023. 
  3. World Health Organization (WHO): Cardiovascular Diseases (2017). Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) ( (last page load: 01.02.2023).
  4. Catapano AL, Graham, I, De Backer G et al. 2016 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias. European Heart Journal 2016; 37: 2999–3058.
  5. Ganda OP, Bhatt DL, Mason RP, Miller M, Boden WE. Unmet need for adjunctive dyslipidemia therapy in hypertriglyceridemia management. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;72(3):330-343.

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