TOWARDS 2025: Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent and Control Non-communicable Disease in Hong Kong

Target 9: Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD Target 8: Prevent heart attacks and strokes through drug therapy and counselling Target 7: Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity Target 6: Contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure Target 5: Reduce tobacco use Target 4: Reduce salt intake Target 3: Reduce physical inactivity Target 2: Reduce harmful use of alcohol Target 1: Reduce premature mortality from NCD Home

Target 8: Prevent heart attacks and strokes through drug therapy and
                counselling

Together, we will work to achieve the following target by 2025:

Prevent heart attacks and strokes through drug therapy and counselling

People with multiple risk factors, such as smoking, raised blood pressure, raised cholesterol and/or diabetes have a higher 10-year risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke, coronary heart disease, peripheral artery disease and heart failure occurring. Population-based interventions alone will not be sufficient to prevent heart attacks and strokes for people at such risk level. Providing drug therapy (including glycaemic control of diabetes mellitus and control of hypertension using a total risk approach) and counselling to high-risk individuals are important to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Factsheet: Target 8

 

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