An international perspective on cardiovascular risk management: recommendations for high-risk patientsD Duhot, E McGregor, Diana Gorog, C Packard
How to estimate cardiovascular risk in practicePaul Durrington
The assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is important in clinical practice in order to deploy statins, antihypertensive agents and aspirin most effectively and with the greatest likelihood that such treatment will confer benefit rather than harm.
Physical activity reduces the risk of developing heart disease and lowers the risk of death and further events in patients with cardiovascular conditions. This article reviews the benefits of exercise and shares some of the strategies our team uses to help patients with heart disease increase their levels of physical activity and keep active after they have completed phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation.