What is cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart or blood vessels.

In Salford, the number of people aged under 75 years old dying from cardiovascular disease is a lot higher than the national rate, although it has fallen by 57% since 1995. The number of people who are admitted to hospital as an emergency from heart disease and stroke in Salford is also a lot higher than the national average. 

Below is a summary of the standard for cardiovascular disease. Please click the PDF below to read the full explanation and additional details.

What you should expect from your GP practice: 

  • You will have the probability of you having a stroke measured using a scoring tool

  • Problems with your heart will be checked using an electrocardiogram (ECG) test if you have suspected atrial fibrillation. This is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often very fast heart rate

  • If you have high blood pressure when checked at your appointment, you will do ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), or home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM). This means giving you a device to wear for 24 hours to monitor your blood pressure.


Download full details of Standard 1.2 Cardiovascular Disease