Global Alliance of Heart Patients’ Organizations unveils new global cholesterol action plan to prioritize unhealthy cholesterol as a major public health issue

GallowayAnd the IrelandAnd the November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Heart Center launched today Global Cholesterol Action Plan To reduce the impact of unhealthy cholesterol levels . The action plan was presented at their annual UNITE summit, and it follows and builds on Cholesterol roadmap of the World Heart Federation Released in October.

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is responsible for 85% of all deaths related to cardiovascular disease It is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for more than 15 million deaths each year. The main risk factor for ASCVD is low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) – also known as ‘bad cholesterol“.

While 80% of early cardiovascular disease related to ASCVD is preventableMany people with elevated LDL-C levels are not diagnosed until they have experienced a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. Smoking, physical activity, and diet are all contributing factors to cardiovascular disease, but approximately 40% of the adult population is at risk of having elevated LDL-C levels due to an inherited genetic condition.

To date, domestic work on ASCVD has been limited although international prevention guidelines have been published. The Global Heart Hub aims to implement change in the way Unhealthy cholesterol levels are prevented and managed at local levels to reduce ASCVD .

The new action plan sets out four clear goals to ensure that unhealthy cholesterol levels are addressed as a public health priority: Building coalitions, raising public awareness, revitalizing coalitions, and improving detection and management of high cholesterol.

Dr. Sean GoodmanAssociate chief of cardiology at St. Michael hospital in Toronto Canada He said: “Improving public understanding of the serious risks of unhealthy cholesterol levels associated with the development of ASCVD is critical. Also required to reverse the trajectory of this growing problem is a multi-stakeholder approach involving governments and policymakers to implement strategies to improve detection of high cholesterol and support the work it does. health care professionals.”

Neil JohnsonThe Executive Director of the Global Heart Hub said: “As we advance in science and treatment, ASCVD remains the world’s number one killer, with cholesterol as the leading culprit. Unveiling our Global Cholesterol Action Plan is a collective call from patient communities to governments to improve policies targeting unhealthy cholesterol management and prevention to help reduce the burden The massive incidence of cardiovascular disease resulting from atherosclerosis affects individuals, society and the health care system.

Supporting a global patient community

Representing the voice of the global patient community, the action plan is supported by Invisible Nation, a program co-created by Global Heart Hub and Novartis to expose the realities of ASCVD. The action plan has been endorsed by patient organizations from across the Americas, Europe And the Australia including WomenHeart and The Ended Hearts, United State🇧🇷 Heart Valve Voice Canada, Heartlife Canada, and the Canadian Heart Patients Alliance; Institute Together for Life, Brazil; heart patients, Mexico; FH Europe; heart, Ireland; Italian Association of Heart Failure, Italia; and Hearts4Heart, Australia.
SOURCE Global Heart Hub

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