Recommendations for CVD Prevention

February 16th 2008

Recommendations for CVD prevention.

  • No use of tobacco
  • Adequate physical activity - at least 30 minutes 5 times a week
  • Healthy eating habits
  • No overweight (body-mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m)
  • Keep blood pressure of lower than 140/90 mmHg
  • Blood cholesterol below 5.0 mmol/L/190mg/dl
  • LDL cholesterol concentration of less than 3.0 mmol/L
  • Normal glucose metabolism
  • Avoidance of excessive stress
  • Use appropriate prophylactic drugs when necessary
  • Screen close relatives of patients with premature cardiovascular disease