The specialists of University Hospital of Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín They warn about the need to reduce risk factors to avoid cardiovascular pathologies, taking into account that they are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, with consequent healthcare costs and impact on the quality of life of patients. For this reason, they urge the population to lead a healthy lifestyle with the aim of reducing the chances of suffering from any of these pathologies.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Spain, associated with a decrease in quality of life. Do not smoke, avoid sedentary lifestyle and lead a more active life, follow a healthy diet, avoid stress, and control other risk factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure, are some of the measures with which you try to reduce mortality by cardiovascular pathologies less than 25% by the year 2025.
Also, experts remember that among cardiovascular diseases highlights heart failure, the first cause of hospitalization in people over 65 years. The truth is that the incidence of heart failure has increased by more than 30% in recent years. It is also associated with numerous comorbidities, among which it is noteworthy that more than half of the patients affected (53%) are diabetics and that the first cause of decompensation are respiratory infections. On the other hand, the average age range of people suffering from heart failure is located in the Islands in 75.6 years, affecting both men and women equally.