Around 685,000 people in Scotland live with the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thousands more have undetected medical risk factors.
Despite significant successes in reducing CVD mortality, it remains a major contributor to premature death and health inequality.
But it doesn’t need to be like this. The CVD Challenge in Scotland describes how, by working with health system leaders and governments, together we can tackle medical risk factors for CVD to save lives and reduce NHS pressures.