Teaching Others About Cardiac Risk Factors
A cardiac risk factor is a habit or characteristic that increases a person's chance of developing cardiovascular disease.Risk factors you can control:
- use of tobacco
- high blood pressure
- abnormal blood lipids
- being overweight
- lack of regular exercise
- diabetes or high blood sugar levels
- poor stress management
Below is a sample of a hand out that you can provide to your patients when they are in the office or taking you class. When creating or researching materials always make sure the information is up to date, utilizes graphics, and is easily understandable.
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