What is CVMD?
As science progresses, the understanding of the intersection between cardiovascular (CV), renal and metabolic diseases (MD) has expanded. Clinical overlap exists between these diseases and their associated complications, which explains why it is so complex to reduce CV risk. Currently, CV disease is the number one cause of death in the US, and constitutes an enormous burden not only on patients’ overall health and well-being, but on society and healthcare systems as a whole. CV disease is the leading cause of death in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from CV disease than adults without diabetes. Because of the impact of CV disease on the health of Americans, it is important to continue exploring the interconnected CV, renal and metabolic diseases, instead of managing each condition in isolation.
Cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases (CVMD) together form one of AstraZeneca’s main therapeutic areas of focus. By following the science to understand more clearly the underlying links between the heart, kidney and pancreas, we are investing in a portfolio of medicines to protect organs and improve outcomes by slowing disease progression, reducing risks and tackling co-morbidities to improve treatment practices and CVMD health for millions of patients worldwide.
What is #CVMD?
As a company that is committed to researching and development treatments for the several diseases that fall within CVMD, we’re focused on taking an integrated approach to unifying our messages on social media and helping to bring people together to learn more about the interconnectedness of CVMD. Our goal is to see CVMD discussed holistically online, easily connecting these closely related topics.
Using #CVMD on social media helps us achieve this unity, and is our way of bringing news and information to all those affected by these diseases. Whether someone is living with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or hyperkalemia, CVMD news is relevant to all these patients.