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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

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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