AHS Wellness News: RxEACH to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease


February is heart month. Did you know your local pharmacist can be a great source of health information and treatment when it comes to your cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) health?

The Alberta Vascular Risk Reduction Community Pharmacy Project (RxEACH) is a province-wide heart disease and stroke reduction program where pharmacists work with at risk patients and their family physicians to provide cardiovascular care. Albertans with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high body weight, low physical activity or who want to quit smoking should consider speaking with their pharmacist as they could benefit from this program.

Pharmacists are frontline healthcare professionals who can be reached easily and can play a key role in helping patients manage their condition and risk factors, through care plans, laboratory tests, medication management, cardiovascular risk assessment, education and working closely with physicians.

For more information and a list of participating RxEACH pharmacists visit: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10575.asp