Cardiovascular prevention represents one of the most important strategies of public health, since cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Measures to promote a healthy lifestyle and an adequate control of risk factors need be highlighted also during the COVID-19 outbreak, which has dramatically changed the priorities and the use of available resources by the National Health Systems. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown measures imposed in several countries have caused a widespread diffusion of behaviors with detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system, including inappropriate dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle and smoking. Moreover, as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, a relevant number of programmed follow-up visits and screening procedures have been cancelled, and hospital admissions for severe acute pathologies, such as myocardial infarction, have been significantly reduced, with a parallel increase in fatality and complication rates. This represents a serious social issue, whose impact will last for many years, and which deserves priority attention by the scientific and healthcare communities. In such a context, cardiovascular prevention may play a key role in interrupting this vicious circle.

[Prevention Italy 2021 - An update of the 2018 Consensus document and recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in Italy]

Claudio Borghi
Writing – Review & Editing
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Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero
Writing – Review & Editing
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2021

Abstract

Cardiovascular prevention represents one of the most important strategies of public health, since cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Measures to promote a healthy lifestyle and an adequate control of risk factors need be highlighted also during the COVID-19 outbreak, which has dramatically changed the priorities and the use of available resources by the National Health Systems. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown measures imposed in several countries have caused a widespread diffusion of behaviors with detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system, including inappropriate dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle and smoking. Moreover, as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, a relevant number of programmed follow-up visits and screening procedures have been cancelled, and hospital admissions for severe acute pathologies, such as myocardial infarction, have been significantly reduced, with a parallel increase in fatality and complication rates. This represents a serious social issue, whose impact will last for many years, and which deserves priority attention by the scientific and healthcare communities. In such a context, cardiovascular prevention may play a key role in interrupting this vicious circle.
2021
Allegra Battistoni, Giovanna Gallo, Caterina Oriana Aragona, Fabio Barchiesi, Alessio Basolo, Simonetta Bellone, Paolo Bellotti, Marco Bertolotti, Andrea Bianco, Alessandro Biffi, Claudio Borghi, Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero, Agostino Consoli, Alberto Corsini, Giovambattista Desideri, Barbara Di Giacinto, Fredrik Fernando, Claudio Ferri, Leonarda Galiuto, Davide Grassi, Guido Grassi, Giancarlo Icardi, Ciro Indolfi, Elisa Lodi, Maria Grazia Modena, Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Giulio Nati, Andrea Orsi, Stefano Palermi, Gianfranco Parati, Andrea Passantino, Alessandra Patelli, Antonio Pelliccia, Martino Pengo, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Gianluca Perseghin, Matteo Pirro, Roberto Pontremoli, Giuseppe Rengo, Roberta Ricotti, Damiano Rizzoni, Bianca Rocca, Carlo Rotella, Speranza Rubattu, Guido Salvetti, Angela Sciacqua, Andrea Serdoz, Felice Sirico, Maria Rosaria Squeo, Giuliano Tocci, Bruno Trimarco, Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg, Roberto Volpe, Massimo Volpe
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