Cardiovascular-Kidney Metabolic Health

1 in 3 US adults have 3 or more risk factors leading to cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders and kidney disease.

Groundbreaking new therapies exist, but many patients experience fragmented care. The American Heart Association is committed to improving outcomes for CKM patients, placing each person’s needs at the center of treatment.

*Risk factors are elevated weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and triglycerides, which lead to cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and kidney disease – AHA 2023 Statistical Update

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Patient Stories

Graphic medicine combines comics and healthcare. Through graphic medicine, health care professionals and patients share their unique experiences in the sequential format of comics.

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