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Prevention of cardiovascular disease

Prevention of cardiovascular disease - Quick reference guide

This quick reference guide presents the recommendations made in ‘Prevention of cardiovascular disease at population level’. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and peripheral arterial disease. These conditions are frequently brought about by the development of atheroma and thrombosis (blockages in the arteries). They are also linked to conditions such as heart failure, chronic kidney disease and dementia.

The guidance is for government, the NHS, local authorities, industry, and all those whose actions influence the population’s cardiovascular health. This includes commissioners, managers and practitioners working in local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors. It may also be of interest to members of the public.

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