Even though we receive the best available care to treat and manage our heart conditions, cardiovascular disease is not curable. It is a chronic problem. Because the obvious effects and complications of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, tend to be single-“episode” phenomena, there is a tendency to treat the condition with an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude. But ignoring the problem leads to a worsening of disease. Learning about our risk factors and how to manage them is the best way to prevent future complications.
Following the presentation, the audience will:
- Understand different treatments for cardiovascular disease;
- Learn how to live well with cardiovascular disease;
- Recall the commonly prescribed medications;
- Identify risk factors that affect cardiovascular health;
- Recognize how to manage the risk factors, and;
- List strategies and available community resources.