New Guidelines for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Concept and Controversy – Cardiology Grand Rounds

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The scientific community is constantly conducting research and clinical trials to increase the knowledge regarding the manifestation, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. As new findings emerge, it becomes appropriate to update the recommendations and guidelines for the treatment and prevention of disease. 

These new guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and endorsed by the World Heart Federation and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) show that control of risk factors and optimal medical treatment can help those who have experienced a heart attack or stroke, as well as those at high risk of heart attack or stroke, avoid a life threatening cardiovascular event.