On Nov. 12, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released four long-awaited guidelines designed to help healthcare providers give patients the best care available.
These guidelines focus on the assessment of cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular risk, and management of cholesterol and body weight. Each guideline provides important updated guidance for primary care providers, nurses, pharmacists and specialty medicine providers based on rigorous scientific review.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology are focused on saving and improving lives by preventing heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Guidelines are important to this work, and these new guidelines will benefit patients, healthcare providers and the broader public health.
Over the coming months, the information on our website will be updated to reflect the new guidelines. In the meantime, we have several resources to help you understand these important documents: