Cardiometabolism

The majority of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented by tackling the risk factors

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Cardiometabolismo

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) constitute the main cause of death worldwide. Because of this, preventing their appearance by controlling the main risk factors is key, most CVDs may be prevented by tackling these risk factors, like smoking, unhealthy diets and obesity, physical inactivity or excessive alcohol intake, and this may be done by introducing strategies that are inclusive of the entire population.

In addition to modifying these habits, certain people might require pharmacological treatment to help maintain cardiovascular risk factors under control. Following the appearance of a first event, the correct handling of these risk factors becomes even more important due to a second event being more possible.

It is estimated that 30% of post-stroke patients suffer a second stroke within 5 years. This makes having a preventive plan to reduce cardiovascular risk among this collective in place crucial.
 

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