Cardiovascular disease 

According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases are responsible for 63% of all deaths in the world, with cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death.

Cardiovascular disease is a class of disease that involve the heart or blood vessels(arteries and veins). It refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease. The causes of cardiovascular disease are diverse but atherosclerosis and/or hypertension are the most common. Although the condition usually affects older adults, the antecedents of cardiovascular disease, notably atherosclerosis begin in early life, making primary prevention efforts necessary from childhood. There is therefore increased emphasis on preventing atherosclerosis by modifying risk factors, such as healthy eating, exercise and avoidance of smoking.

Cardiovascular diseases continue to be the most frequent cause of death in industrialized countries. Servier offers an extensive range of therapeutic options to treat these conditions, along with drugs for the treatment of hypertension, angina and thrombotic disease.

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