Cardiovascular Disease: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Pharmacy Times
Mohamed Jalloh, PharmD
Touro University California College of Pharmacy - Associate Professor

October 18, 2016

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (eg, coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease) remains the leading cause of death among men and women.1,2 Although various CVD risk factors exist, most can be controlled or prevented through public health promotion, continuum of care, high-risk patient referral, and medication therapy management.3 Pharmacists worldwide are uniquely positioned to address most of these interventions for the primary prevention of CVD.4

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