Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a general term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. It is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide.

New Zealand Health - Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Risk Assessment

Our practice delivers CVD risk assessment and works with patients on appropriate risk management. We understand that preventing CVD is crucial, and our team is dedicated to helping our patients understand their risk and take steps to reduce it.

CVRA is calculated by building a risk profile of an individual based on the following factors: age and gender, ethnicity, cholesterol levels, smoking history, blood pressure, family history, and medical history.

To reduce your risk of CVD, we recommend the following tips:

  • Give up smoking
  • Get active
  • Manage your weight
  • Eat more fibre
  • Cut down on saturated fat and increase the amount of healthy fats you eat
  • Get your 5 a day (of fruits and vegetables)
  • Cut down on salt
  • Eat fish (as it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Read food labels to make informed choices about what you eat

Our practice is dedicated to providing you with the best care possible and will work with you to achieve your health goals. If you have any questions or concerns about your CVD risk, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

See link below to Heart risk assessment through Healthify – He Puna Waiora