A Review of the 2005 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia in the Philippines
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality in the Philippines with an upward trend in the prevalence of
atherosclerosis-related risk factors. In the national survey done in 2008, the prevalence of dyslipidemia is also
increasing. As such, there is a need to increase awareness of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease among health
care professionals. The development of Philippine guidelines were part of the strategy to improve overall cardiovascular
risk and dyslipidemia management that is relevant to the Philippine setting. This article summarizes the 2005
Dyslipidemia guidelines, discusses some updates since its release and emphasizes equity issues when considering
management of dyslipidemia in a Filipino patient.
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