Secondary Prevention refers to preventing heart attack and stroke through drug therapy and counseling for high risk individuals – such as those with previous events or known cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
The World Heart Federation Roadmap for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease identifies roadblocks and suggests potential solutions to improve cardiovascular health and help reach 25 by 25.
This WHF Roadmap has been written by eight experts from around the world: Pablo Perel, Alvaro Avezum, Mark Huffman, Prem Pais, Anthony Rodgers, Raj Vedanthan, David Wood and Salim Yusuf.
A Roadmap is a framework to identify roadblocks and suggest potential solutions on the way to 25 by 25. Global Roadmaps have been developed by worldwide experts to detect the problems and offer solutions on specific topics impacting cardiovascular mortality.
This Roadmap was launched on 13 February 2015 at the Policy Forum on the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and published in the Global Heart Journal.
You can download the full Roadmap article published in Global Heart, or explore the roadblocks and solutions on our interactive Roadmap below.Download this roadmap