Cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and acute myocardial infarction, are the leading cause of death worldwide. Some risk factors include obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.
These multiple risk factors are approached in detail during the Cardiovascular Risk consultation.
- healthy people who want to have a check-up and a cardiovascular risk assessment
- patients with established risk factors but who have never had any cardiovascular event (primary prevention)
- avoiding new events (secondary prevention)
Internal Medicine may coordinate with other areas/specialties, according to identified needs.