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Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease

PAT97 RISK ESTIMATION HEART ILLUSTRATIONThis booklet is for people who are either at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) or who already have cardiovascular disease, and for their families and friends.

It is based on the recommendations from a national clinical guideline on risk estimation and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The booklet will help to make patients aware of  treatment they should expect to receive from the NHS.

The booklet explains:

  • Who is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease;
  • How the risk is measured;
  • What changes you can make to the way you live to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease; and
  • What medicines can be used to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Patient information

Patient booklet (PDF)

Patient booklet large print (PDF)

Patient booklet in Urdu (PDF)

Copyright permission (PDF)

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February 2007

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