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The World Heart Federation Roadmap for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease identifies roadblocks and suggests potential solutions to improve cardiovascular health and help reach the target set out in the Sustainable Development Goals: achieve a 30% reduction in NCDs, including CVD, by 2030.
The first edition of the WHF Secondary Prevention was launched on 13 February 2015 at the Policy Forum on the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and published in Global Heart.
An update was developed in 2023, led by Co-chairs Fernando Lanas and Clara Chow. It highlights the new literature and guidelines since 2015, including the 2021 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice, the inclusion of single-pill combinations for hypertension on the World Health Organization Essential Medicines’ list in 2019, of polypills in 2023 and various advances in digital health.