Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia.
Cardiovascular disease is diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
The term commonly includes diseases such as:
Many of these conditions can be life-threatening.
There are many risk factors, some risk factors such as family history, ethnicity and age, cannot be changed.
Other risk factors that can be treated or changed include:
There are many steps that you can take to reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease by reducing the risk factors and making lifestyle changes.
A Health plan can make managing your condition easier. Your management plan should consist of:
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