Cardiovascular Disease has many causes. In general, there is a buildup of cholesterol and plaque inside blood vessels and arteries leading to narrowing, blocking, and/or hardening of ones blood vessels/ arteries. Blood is responsible for bringing oxygen throughout the body to all of your organs. These changes to the blood vessels make it more difficult for blood to travel throughout the body, which leads to decreased delivery of oxygen to your heart, brain, and other parts of the body. As body parts are deprived of oxygen the surrounding tissues start to “die” leading to heart attacks, chest pain “angina”, strokes, and more. It is important to know which factors increase the chance of Cardiovascular Disease and how to prevent progression of the disease. Making changes to ones eating habits,incorporating exercise into your daily routine, and using medications as prescribed can all lead to one living a longer, healthier life.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE FACTS
- About 610,000 people die annually in the United States from heart disease.
- About every 60 seconds, someone dies from a heart disease-related event in the United States.
- About 30% of people who die from heart disease annually are smokers.
At METRORX Specialty Pharmacy we can service all of your medications related to Cardiovascular Disease. Some of the most common specialty medications for Cardiovascular Disease we service include: Praluent® and Repatha®
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