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Medical News & Perspectives
April 27, 2011

New High-Risk Criteria for CVD in Women

JAMA. 2011;305(16):1641. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.508

More women in the United States will be considered at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on updated guidelines from the American Heart Association.

The guidelines, which were published online in February, also represent the first effort to develop CVD prevention recommendations that reflect what clinicians see in the real world of medical practice with female patients, rather than solely the results of clinical trials (

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