What are Cardiovascular Diseases?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). Other CVDs are stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, carditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, and venous thrombosis.
Our Approach To Cardiovascular Diseases?
The key to elimination of cardiovascular diseases is prevention. It is estimated that 90% of CVD is preventable. Prevention of atherosclerosis involves improving risk factors through: healthy eating, exercise, avoidance of tobacco smoke and limiting alcohol intake. Treating high blood pressure, blood lipids and diabetes is also beneficial. Another key factor is presence of family history. This will further determine the approach to treatment and prevention.
Types of Cardiovascular Health Issues
Coronary Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Diet and Exercise
Smoking & Body Weight
Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Management