This is an important tool to support not only cardiovascular health, but also a state of general health and well being.
Intervention can take many forms, from lifestyle changes to pharmaceutical therapies and even surgical procedures.
Intervention becomes even more important once various risks have been identified, or when a person already has a chronic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. Education is also a key component to Intervention because Interventions will not achieve optimal results without a partnership between healthcare professionals and the patient and the commitment and participation of the patient and their caregivers or support network (often family or friends with limited medical experience). For example, in many cases - although medication is prescribed, patients do not take their medicine because “they feel better” or their friend said “the medication made them feel sick.”