GUIDELINES IN PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY AND NUTRITION
Cardiovascular risk reduction: an achievable goal since pediatric age
Irene Rutigliano1,2, Angelo Campanozzi3
1UO Pediatria, IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG) 2Dottorato di Ricerca in “Medicina Traslazionale e Management dei Sistemi Sanitari”, Università di Foggia 3Clinica Pediatrica, Policlinico Universitario di Foggia
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The stigmata of CVD pathogenesis may be present as early as in childhood. It is very important to define risk factors in children and adolescents, promoting cardiovascular health. Current evidence stresses the importance of comprehensive assessment of children and their families from the prenatal period, taking into account multiple risk factors in CVD risk stratification.