|In Kenya, it is estimated that 25% of hospital admissions are due to CVD and 13% of autopsies revealed CVDs as cause of death, representing the second highest cause of death after infectious/maternal/perinatal causes. The CVDs are costly to diagnose and manage leading to premature death among the most productive individuals in the household and the society. This guideline begins with an introduction which highlights the need for this document as well as
the outlining the roles of both levels of government in disseminating it.
Thereafter, the document describes in detail the prevention of cardiovascular diseases with specific advice for management of risk factors. This is followed by a detailed discussion on specific conditions and their management across the health system. The specific conditions focused on are 6 CVDs
which are considered high burden and of public health concern in Kenya: Coronary heart disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Peripheral arterial disease, Rheumatic fever, heart disease and infective endocarditis, Congenital heart disease and Venous thrombo-embolism...