Preventing CVD by managing the high risk conditions
The information below relates to the CVD prevention pathway.
- Hypertension, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia and chronic kidney disease are high risk cardiovascular conditions.
- Late diagnosis and under-treatment of these high risk conditions is common, and this substantially increases the incidence of stroke and heart attack.
- Most of the diagnosis and management of these conditions takes place in primary care.
- Systematic quality improvement across the high risk conditions is likely to have a cumulative impact in reducing incidence of stroke and heart attack.