New national guidelines on preventing heart disease and stroke have been issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Click the images to learn more about specific guidelines, or scroll down for more information from Ciccarone Center director Roger Blumenthal and colleagues. Dr. Blumenthal is the American College of Cardiology representative to the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk.
Q-and-A. Learn why talking to your doctor will help you get the most out of the new guidelines.
Assess your risk of heart attack and stroke based on the new American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommendations.
Manage your cholesterol. Learn what the new guidelines recommend.
Manage obesity. Find out why the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend getting your weight under control.
Why is a healthy lifestyle important? Learn about the latest recommendations from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
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.
Health professionals can also download this PDF summary
providing an overview and commentary on the new guidelines.