Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular disease refers to several types of serious conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVS) Prevention

Cardiovascular disease refers to several types of serious conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular disease (apoplexy or strokes).

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CMore people die annually of cardiovascular diseases than for any other cause. But fortunately most of CVD is preventable, by making small changes in our lifestyles and avoiding risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits.

Early detection and prevention are the best way to avoid having a disease. At IMED Hospitales we undertake specific actions to prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD), in order to educate people towards healthy lifestyles and reduce the risk of heart conditions.

Cardiovascular risk

This is the probability an individual has of suffering one of these conditions in a certain period of time, which can be calculated considering these two factors.

Modifiable Factors

  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome and diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol intake
  • Anxiety and stress

Immutable Factors

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Family history
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