This section covers the common types of cardiovascular disorders.
What are cardiovascular disorders?
Cardiovascular disorders are the conditions that involve the heart or blood vessels. The conditions usually have similar causes, mechanisms and treatments.
How common are cardiovascular disorders?
Cardiovascular disorders are the biggest killers in the UK. There’s a misconception that heart disorders affect only men- they actually affect nearly as many women. Women are three times more likely to die of coronary heart disease than breast cancer.
How can cardiovascular disorders be prevented?
By the time heart problems are detected the underlying cause is often quite advanced. Healthy eating, exercise, maintain a healthy weight and the avoidance of smoking can all help to lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disorders.
How are cardiovascular disorders treated?
You may be prescribed medication or recommended to have treatment to help control your symptoms and reduce the risk of further problems.
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