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An Overview – Cardio Vascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is also known as heart and circulatory disease, and this term covers all diseases that affect the heart and circulatory system. It’s the most common cause of death in the UK and includes coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack and stroke.

There’s lots you can do to keep your heart healthy – whatever your age. Taking enough exercise, eating a healthy diet, encouraging children to be heart healthy and being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking, high blood pressure and stress.

Cardio Vascular Disease Lead Body 

The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s leading CVD charity and their website is a source of information, advice and help. For more information, please select Lead Body – British Heart Foundation in Resources on the left, to be redirected to their site.

Other evidence sources:

World Health Organisation – Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease PDF 

This publication provides guidance on reducing disability and premature deaths from coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease in people at high risk, who have not yet experienced a cardiovascular event. People with established cardiovascular disease are at very high risk of recurrent events and are not the subject of these guidelines. Please see Cardiovascular Disease Evidence Source 1 – WHO Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease PDF link in resources to access the full PDF.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre – ‘The Integrative Approach to Cardiovascular Disease’

Interview regarding integrative approaches to cardiovascular disease with Aditi Nerurkar, MD , who is a primary care physician with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Health Care Associates and Assistant Medical Director of the CHENG-TSUI Integrated Health Center. Please see Cardiovascular Disease Evidence Source 2 – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre link in resources to access the full PDF.