Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

  • CPG Slides Summary

    Stable Coronary Artery Disease 2018 (2nd Edition) slides set is available for download!

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  • CPG Slides Summary

    Primary & Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 2017 (1st Edition) slides set is available for download!

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  • CPG Slides Summary

    Management of Dyslipidaemia 2017 (5th Edition) slides set is available for download!

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  • Stable Coronary Artery Disease 2018 (2nd Edition)

    The previous clinical practice guidelines for the management of stable angina were issued in 2010. Since then, there have been advances in both diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the management of this progressive disease. Therefore, it is timely for the publication of this CPG, with a title that is now evolved from stable angina to that of stable coronary artery disease (SCAD).

     

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  • Primary & Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 2017

    Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in Malaysian since the early 1980s. The National Burden of Disease Study in early 2000s showed that coronary artery disease (CAD) and cerebrovascular disease (CVA) are the top two causes of death for both men and women. What is of concern is that the age of onset of CVD in Malaysia is younger compared to our neighbors and some western nations.

     

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  • Management of Dyslipidaemia 2017 (5th Edition)

    Dyslipidaemia remains a significant problem in Malaysia, with the National Health and Morbidity survey in 2015 reporting an estimated 47% of the adult population having hypercholesterolaemia. In the main, dyslipidaemia is asymptomatic but its associations with serious vascular conditions such as acute myocardial infarction and stroke is well known.

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  • Prevention, Diagnosis & Management of Infective Endocarditis 2017

    Infective endocarditis (IE) is an uncommon and potentially lethal infection affecting patients at risk. Despite advances in medicine, IE still causes significant morbidity and mortality. This is due to the changing epidemiology of the disease, the wide spectrum of presentation extending from the neonate to the elderly, diagnostic difficulties, delayed surgical interventions and embolic complications.

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  • Heart Disease in Pregnancy 2016 (2nd Edition)

    Malaysia, with a crude birth rate of 16.9 per 1000 population and an annual population growth rate of 1.3%, has also seen a significant growth in attendances at the Ministry of Health’s antenatal clinics – from 5.7 million in 2013 to 6.1 million in 2014.

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  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women 2016 (2nd Edition)

    Cardiovascular disease, till this day, remains the primary cause of mortality globally. Although it affects both genders, a greater emphasis appears to be placed on male patients, who appear to develop the disease at an earlier age compared to females. However, it is also known the incidence of cardiovascular disease in females rapidly rises to match males after menopause.

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  • Management of Heart Failure (2014)

    Heart Disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Malaysia. Most patients who survive a myocardial infarction or develop hypertension, will eventually develop heart failure. With ageing of the population, the prevalence of heart failure is expected to increase. Thus the publication of this Clinical Practice Guidelines on Heart Failure by the National Heart Association of Malaysia, Academy of Medicine and Ministry of Health is important and timely.