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Volume 33, Nº 4, July and August 2020


DOI: https://doi.org/10.36660/ijcs.20200131


Are we Improving Adherence to Cardiovascular Guidelines?

Luciana Nicolau Aranha

Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira

Chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) comprise the world's leading group of causes of death, accounting for premature deaths, loss of quality of life, and adverse economic and social impacts. They represent about 70% of global deaths, close to 38 million deaths annually, significantly exceeding deaths from external causes and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. Almost 45% of the deaths, more than 17 million, occur as a result of cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 The same happens in Brazil, where 72% of the deaths are due to NCDs, and about 30%, to CVD.1

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases/complications, Mortality; Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention and control; COVID-19; Dyslipidemias; Triglycerides; Life Style; Tabagism; Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibition/therapeutic use; Patient Compliance.