What is cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart or blood vessels.
In Salford, the number of people aged under 75 years old dying from cardiovascular disease is a lot higher than the national rate, although it has fallen by 57% since 1995. The number of people who are admitted to hospital as an emergency from heart disease and stroke in Salford is also a lot higher than the national average.
Below is a summary of the standard for cardiovascular disease. Please click the PDF below to read the full explanation and additional details.
What you should expect from your GP practice:
You will have the probability of you having a stroke measured using a scoring tool
Problems with your heart will be checked using an electrocardiogram (ECG) test if you have suspected atrial fibrillation. This is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often very fast heart rate
If you have high blood pressure when checked at your appointment, you will do ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), or home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM). This means giving you a device to wear for 24 hours to monitor your blood pressure.