Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Improving outcomes in primary care
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a significant cause of disability and death in the UK, and it is also a key driver of health inequalities. The burden of CVD is set to grow substantially with the ageing population and increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity. So It’s time to get serious about prevention, both through population-level action and by targeting individuals at high CVD risk.
This issue sets out how to take practical action in primary care to tackle unwarranted variation in the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk CVD conditions, including atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and chronic kidney disease.