oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Cardiovascular risk reduction in the pharmacy : review
|Article Title||Cardiovascular risk reduction in the pharmacy : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication Date||Sep 2011|
|Pages||7 - 30|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiovascular risk reduction, Lifestyle modification, Nonadherence and Pharmacy|
Pharmacists are ideally positioned, suitably equipped and well trained to play an important role in the screening, management and control of patients presenting with cardiovascular risk factors in the pharmacy. This article reviews highly prevalent cardiovascular disease risk factors which can be controlled, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and risk factors that can be avoided, such as tobacco smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. Suggestions are provided on how pharmacists can manage cardiovascular risk reduction in the pharmacy.
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