Cardiovascular disease (heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease ) is by far the most common serious health problem in our community.
People with existing cardiovascular disease have been shown to have a marked reduction in the development of further episodes if they strictly control risk factors of blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, obesity and diabetes - this is called secondary prevention.
Checking these known risk factors in those who are still healthy, allows lifestyle changes which can prevent the development of cardiovascular disease in the first place - primary prevention.
St Agnes has two cardiovascular programs - a detailed Secondary Prevention Program based on the most recent evidence for best outcomes and a Primary Risk Assessment program - a computerised assessment of the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in otherwise well patients. Speak to your doctor for more information.
Our Cardiovascular page has more information - click Cardiovascular Disease.