Vascular risk management through nurse-led self-management programs.

  title={Vascular risk management through nurse-led self-management programs.},
  author={Berna G M Sol and Jaap van der Bijl and Jan-Dirk Banga and Frank L. J. Visseren},
  journal={Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing},
  volume={23 1},
In current clinical practice, adequate cardiovascular risk reduction is difficult to achieve. Treatment is primarily focused on clinical vascular disease and not on long-term risk reduction. Pertinent to success in vascular risk reduction are proper medication use, weight control, healthy food choices, smoking cessation, and physical exercise. Atherosclerotic vascular disease and its risk constitute a chronic condition, which poses specific requirements on affected patients and caregivers who… CONTINUE READING


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