ASCVD in Taiwan: A public health priority
Tackling a leading cause of death: ASCVD
The European Society of Cardiology identifies four modifiable risk factors for ASCVD – all of which are highly prevalent in Taiwan.
A spotlight on hyperlipidemia
Hyperlipidemia is a serious condition arising from a build-up of LDL cholesterol in the arteries. It is a leading cause of ASCVD that elevates the risk of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac event within five years. Hyperlipidemia is Taiwan’s fastest growing ASCVD risk factor.
Hyperlipidemia is easy to treat with readily available therapies. However, it is significantly undertreated in Taiwan. Many citizens do not recognise hyperlipidemia as a serious condition and there is low adherence to best practice treatments.
– Cardiologist in Taiwan
Reducing disease burden with a population health approach
A population health strategy works at scale to prevent the onset and worsening of ASCVD risk factors for all Taiwan citizens. Evohealth’s white paper sets out six population health recommendations to reduce the burden of ASCVD in Taiwan.
We quantified the benefits of a population health approach to tackling ASCVD and found a compelling opportunity to save lives, increase productivity and reduce burden of disease.