Cardiovascular Disease

Key Points

Patient resources:




Key Points

  • Review medication compliance & understanding, and ensure that the patient has access to a pharmacy.  Consider pharmacist review.
  • Discuss FAST stroke management plan/monitoring for TIA F.A.S.T. resources | Stroke Foundation NZ
  • Ensure vaccinations up to date
  • Discuss lifestyle changes; dietary changes (Mediterranean diet), weight loss, regular physical activity, smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol.
  • Cares support: ensure adequate support for any carers.
  • Welcome | Stroke Foundation NZ included information handouts in a variety of languages.
  • Stroke including long-term management.