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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Source Name: Journal of the American College of Cardiology


WRITING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, Donna K. Arnett, Roger S. Blumenthal, Michelle A. Albert, Erin D. Michos, Andrew B. Buroker, Michael D. Miedema, Zachary D. Goldberger, Daniel Muñoz, Ellen J. Hahn, Sidney C. Smith, Cheryl D. Himmelfarb, Salim S. Virani, Amit Khera, Kim A. Williams, Sr., Donald Lloyd-Jones, Joseph Yeboah, J. William McEvoy, Boback Ziaeian, ACC/AHA TASK FORCE MEMBERS, Patrick T. O’Gara, Joshua A. Beckman, Glenn N. Levine, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Mark A. Hlatky, Kim K. Birtcher, John Ikonomidis, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, José A. Joglar, Anita Deswal, Laura Mauri, Lee A. Fleisher, Mariann R. Piano, Federico Gentile, Barbara Riegel, Zachary D. Goldberger, Duminda N. Wijeysundera

The American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session has released the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. This guideline includes newly generated recommendations for control of blood presssure, cholesterol and type II diabetes, aspirin use, regular exercise and physical activity, heathier diet, and tobacco use, in addition to recommendations related to team-based care, shared decision-making, and assessment of social determinants of health, to create a comprehensive yet targeted ACC/AHA guideline on the prevention of atherosclertoic cardiovascular disease.

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