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Preventing cardiovascular disease

Heart disease , including heart attacks and strokes , is a major health problem in the UK . It is one of the leading causes of death in the country and causes 1 in 4 deaths in England , putting immense pressure on the NHS . Over the past year , we have achieved significant success in our cardiovascular health and prevention work . Noshina Kiani , Workstream Lead for Cardiovascular Disease , highlights the key successes and initiatives undertaken .
We have been implementing several national cardiovascular disease ( CVD ) programmes , focusing on improving lipid management , incorporating novel treatments , and optimising hypertension care .
Through the National Lipids and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia ( FH ) programme , we aimed to enhance cholesterol management , increase FH detection , and optimise cholesterol-lowering medications .
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Noshina Kiani , Workstream Lead
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