Not Just an Incident

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.

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