What is Risk Reduction?
Patients who developed heart attacks generally have modifiable risk factors that have led to them developing a heart attack. For example Hypertension, Diabetes, Lack of Diet, and Exercise. These factors are modifiable, which means that by assessing them and managing them appropriately, we can decrease the risk of patients developing heart attacks in the future. Hence the risk reduction clinic aims to assess and manage a patient for their modifiable risk factors, in order to improve the patient’s future chances of avoiding heart attacks, and strokes. Likewise, patients with underlying heart disease may also benefit from modifying their risk factors to achieve a better outcome.