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New Guidelines on Heart Attack, Stroke, Cholesterol, General Health and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment

New national guidelines on preventing heart disease and stroke have been issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Roger S. Blumenthal, director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and his colleagues provide key points about these guidelines below. Additional information about specific guidelines can be found by clicking on the respective images or links below. Dr. Blumenthal is the American College of Cardiology representative to the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk.

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Learn about the latest recommendations the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have made about assessing risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Learn about the latest recommendations the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have made about managing cholesterol.

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Learn about the latest recommendations the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have made about managing obesity.

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Learn about the latest recommendations the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have made about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Blumenthal Discusses The New Guidelines.

Roger S. Blumenthal M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, discusses new guidelines for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease and choosing treatment strategies to prevent heart attack and stroke.

 


Download the full guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment and treatment from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

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Health professionals can also download this PDF summary providing an overview and commentary on the new guidelines.

 

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