CaReMe (Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism)

When we talk CVRM and CaReMe, we’re talking about health interconnectivity. We’re saying that if we stop focusing on each of these conditions individually and instead begin to understand that treating cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases (CVRM) as interlinked, we can save lives.

Which is why we practise the CaReMe approach to CVRM where we take a new direction to prevention and treatment, and understand that cardiovascular, renal and metabolic health are each a piece of the complete picture.


Life refers to lifestyle factors and includes exercise, healthy eating, general health and wellness, and responsible routine check-ups. To see the complete picture and read more, click here


Cardiovascular health is largely centred around the prevention and treatment of heart diseases like heart failure, coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis) and heart attacks. To see the complete picture and read more, click here


Metabolic health involves the early detection, management and prevention of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. To see the complete picture and read more, click here


Renal health applies to the early detection, treatment and prevention of kidney disease leading to kidney failure. To see the complete picture and read more, click here

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