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Assignment: Prevention

Our best weapons against cardiovascular diseases are primary prevention and pharmacological therapy.

Think of different ways that you could prevent cardiovascular disease according these categories, as you answer these questions, think about whether you would do anything different if the patient is a man or a woman:

1.Smoking - How can you convince your patients to quit smoking?
2.Alcohol - How can you assess if your patient has drinking problems? If they do, what can you do?
3.Exercise
4.Obesity and Diet
5.Antioxidants
6.Hypertension
7.Lipid lowering
8.Aspirin
9.Diabetes