Atherosclerotic CVD remains the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups. In 2010, the AHA suggested metrics of ideal cardiovascular health in 7 domains (blood pressure, physical activity, cholesterol, diet, weight, smoking, and blood glucose).1 There have since been multiple related guideline updates and scientific statements. In 2017, the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines commissioned an updated guideline integrating existing and new recommendations into a unified and “user-friendly” document on primary prevention of ASCVD.
Jain A, Davis AM. Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA. Published online October 04, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.15915
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