Lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk
AbstractCardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in most developed countries. Although the world-wide INTERHEART study conducted in 52 countries found the risk of CVD to be higher in high-income countries, risk factor modification is also greater in these countries. The prevalence of CVD in developing countries is rapidly increasing.1 In South Africa, 43 percent of deaths occur due to non-communicable diseases and CVD accounts for almost a fifth of these deaths.2 This article discusses the modifiable risk factors for CVD and their management to reduce cardiovascular risk.
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