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Volume 33, Nº 3, May and June 2020


DOI: https://doi.org/10.36660/ijcs.20200074


The Importance of Cardiovascular Risk in Primary Healthcare

Erika Maria Gonçalves Campana

Rafael Santos Costa

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death in Brazil and worldwide, determining increased morbidity and disability-adjusted life years. The implementation of health policies, among them, encouraging healthy lifestyle habits and providing access to primary and secondary CVD prevention measures, associated with the treatment of cardiovascular (CV) events are essential to control CVD in all countries, including Brazil.1

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases/mortality; Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention and control; Risk Factors; Hypertension; Life Style; Obesity; Treatment Adherence.