Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects the heart or any of the blood vessels in the body, including those in the heart and brain (1). Coronary artery disease (CAD), or coronary heart disease (CHD) refers to partial or complete blockages in the blood vessels of the heart.

Primary prevention of CVD focuses on strategies to prevent CVD morbidity and mortality in healthy individuals (1). Secondary prevention of CVD addresses strategies to decrease CVD morbidity and mortality in individuals with a

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Last Updated: 2022-05-17