n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - How can I recognise the high-risk cardiovascular patient? The concept of risk : main topic
|Article Title||How can I recognise the high-risk cardiovascular patient? The concept of risk : main topic|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||8 - 11|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiovascular disease and Risk factors|
Global risk assessment using the classic risk factors of blood pressure, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, smoking and diabetes mellitus is necessary in patient evaluation. It can predict future cardiovascular events. <br>Various new methods of risk assessment are being developed, e.g. hs-CRP. Individuals at high risk of developing heart failure, e.g those with longstanding hypertension, previous MI, type 2 diabetes, should be targeted for evaluation and early heart failure treatment.
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