Cardiovascular Riskmanagement

About

About

Cardiovascular Risk Management (CVRM) is the process of identifying and treatment of the risk factors which could lead to cardiovascular diseases.

These diseases are one of the main mortality causes in the Netherlands and can be either congenital or caused by the certain lifestyle.

Some of the most common cardiovascular disease are heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack), cardiac arrest, palpitations, stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), cerebral infarct, brain hemorrhage, thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

The risk of cardiovascular diseases may be diminished by quitting smoking, healthy diet, reducing alcohol consumption, increasing physical activities, losing weight, reducing stress and careful medicines intake.

Target group

Target group

People with the following hallmarks qualify to take part in risk management treatment:

  • Cardiovascular diseases which are not anymore under hospital supervision
  • Diabetes type 2 or insulin resistance
  • Hypertension
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Overweight and obesity (Body Mass Index, BMI, above 25)
  • Tobacco abuse, smoking
  • Genetic, inherited risk factors
The procedure

The procedure

Twice a year you will be requested to undergo a blood pressure measurement in our practice and once a year to submit samples for blood and urine tests on an empty belly. A week later you will have a consultation with the physician assistant to discuss the results, compare them with the previous ones and check your body weight. Based on these and together with you, a treatment plan will be established in order to diminish risks for cardiovascular diseases.

Physician assistant and doctor’s assistant discuss all findings with your GP, who supervise the procedure at all stages and gives final decisions.
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