Cardiac prevention guidelines

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Abstract

In this chapter, we summarize a number of recently released guideline documents for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, guidelines for the assessment of cardiovascular risk, the treatment of high cholesterol, the treatment of obesity, optimizing diet and healthy lifestyle habits, and the treatment of hypertension are discussed. Particular focus is given to new developments in these guidelines, pharmacologic considerations related to the guidelines, as well as positive and negative attributes of the recommendations. A thorough understanding of these recent guidelines, including their strengths and weaknesses, is critical in order to deliver the most up-to-date evidence-based cardiovascular care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages21-36
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319159614
ISBN (Print)9783319159607
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cardiac risk
  • Guidelines
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Preventive cardiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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    McEvoy, J. W., Blumenthal, R. S., & Michos, E. D. (2015). Cardiac prevention guidelines. In Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease (pp. 21-36). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15961-4_2