Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of deaths worldwide and refers to disorders of the blood vessels supplying the heart and other major parts of the body. Early detection reduces suffering and prevents complications such as heart failure, stroke and kidney disease through early treatment.
Why is cardiovascular screening important?
Cardiovascular disease begins with damage to the body from lifestyle factors of smoking, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet. This progresses to the development of high-risk diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Who should go for screening of cardiovascular risk factors?
Every adult aged 18 years and above should go for screening of cardiovascular risk factors. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure and long-standing kidney disease have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and should be screened regularly based on their doctor's advice.
In this talk, Dr Ubaid focuses on the importance of screening in identification of those at risk of future cardiovascular events of the heart and other major body organs. A particular focus is given to modifiable risk factors, which are reversible and reduce one' s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and on pre-exercise screening, which helps identify those at risk for a cardiovascular event during exercise.
This is a FREE Event for the public, and a chance for you to find out how to improve your heart health and how to prevent cardiovascular disease.
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