n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - The importance of guidelines : comment

Volume 25, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



The management of chronic diseases crosses the line between primary healthcare and tertiary academic medicine. New technologies are constantly being developed and treatment options being better defined. This has resulted in the development of multiple guidelines in order to standardise appropriate therapy for chronic diseases and to disseminate the information. Guidelines highlight current literature and new evidence, and they create an easy step-wise approach to the management of diseases, the targets for disease control and the standards of care.

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