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The importance of visiting a family doctor to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are the #1 cause of premature mortality in Ukraine. They are the cause of 64% of all deaths, which is about 450 thousand lost lives every year.

However, there is good news — the consequences of most diseases can be prevented in the early stages.

If you have the slightest suspicion of CVD, feel pain in the heart area, heaviness, high blood pressure, make an appointment with your family doctor. It really can save lives


What tests can be done by a family doctor?


☛ Electrocardiogram

☛ Rapid troponin test

☛ Blood glucose level analysis

☛ Blood analysis for cholesterol

☛ Blood pressure measurement

☛ General blood test



These procedures are free of charge for patients, because they are included in the guaranteed package of primary care medical services. If necessary, additional examinations are also available upon referral from a family doctor.

Important: only a doctor can prescribe the necessary drugs and procedures, so in no case do not self-medicate

And remember: cardiovascular diseases are easier to prevent than to treat


Find out about your risk of developing heart and vascular diseases using a quick test on the website: https://cvd.phc.org.ua/


Take care of your heart - take care of its health every day!



The initiative takes place within the framework of the Ukrainian-Swiss project "Acting for Health".

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