According to the World Heart Federation, 31% of all deaths worldwide are caused by cardiovascular disease. Some conditions are hereditary yet can be treated medically or surgically. Of note, a vast number of cardiovascular diseases are reversible and can be cured or even prevented with lifestyle modification.
September 29 marks World Heart Day. This year the World Heart Federation calls us to "Use heart to connect." Gaining and spreading knowledge on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease is our best weapon to fight this threat and save lives.
Cardiovascular diseases is an umbrella term for numerous entities. Here is a concise overview of specific topics covered in our Textbook:
- Anticoagulant Treatment (recently updated)
- Congenital Heart Disease in Adults (recently updated)
- Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) (recently updated)
On our website you can also find additional materials focused on cardiovascular health:
- McMaster Perspective: Heart failure treatment: The evolution of vasodilators with Dr Harriette Van Spall
- Rapid Refresher: Atrial fibrillation (AF) with Dr Heather Bannerman, Dr Syamkumar Divakara Menon, and Dr Roman Jaeschke
- Rapid Refresher: Non–ST-segment elevation ACS with Dr Shaan Gupta, Dr Michael Tsang, and Dr Siobhan Deshauer
Take the opportunity to watch free lectures and expert discussions recorded at the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM) 2021:
- Panel discussion and Q&A session I: Cardiovascular diseases – part 1 with Dr Harriette Van Spall, Dr Andrew Elder, Dr David Hasdai, Dr Christian Mueller, and Dr Matthew Sibbald