Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2019 Jun 28; 11(2):3-4 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2019/Vol11).002.01

The professional community drug necessary to prevent and control cardiovascular diseases

Prats R1
1. Vocal de la Junta Directiva de SEFAC. Coordinadora del Grupo de HTA y Riesgo vascular.
Prats R. El farmacéutico comunitario, profesional necesario en la prevención y control de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2019 Jun 28; 11 (2): 3-4 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2019/Vol11).002.01
Abstract : 

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) continue to be the major cause of death in Western Europe and in Spain, with arterial hypertension (AHT) representing the most prevalent risk factor for these disorders, not to mention cerebrovascular accidents, heart attacks, kidney problems, etc. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these disorders are also the first cause of death in the world. As, with ageing, populations adopt a more sedentary lifestyle and put on weight, the prevalence of AHT continues to grow worldwide.  It is estimated that the number of people with AHT will increase by 15-20  % in 2025.

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