oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Cardiovascular disease : guest editorial

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL 7 Cardiovascular disease remains a common clinical problem in developed countries and furthermore it is increasing in developing countries at an alarming rate. Atherosclerosis is responsible for the majority of cardiovascular disease. A comprehensive approach involving risk factor modification and pharmacological treatment is needed for effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cornerstones of management include lifestyle modifications which are well known and include smoking cessation, healthy diet (low saturated fat, low sodium), daily exercise (?? 30 minutes/day) and weight management. For patients with hypertension, blood pressure should be controlled to goal blood pressure (140/90 mmHg and ..

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