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New Cholesterol Guidelines: Where Are We Now?

Remember all the controversy over the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Cholesterol Guidelines related to the eligibility recommendations for statins? The controversy still continues and focuses around identifying and recommending statins for more people than those at … Continue reading

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Additional efforts needed to reduce heart attack, stroke risk

Each year, approximately 1.5 million adults in the United States have a heart attack or stroke, resulting in approximately 30 deaths every hour and, for non-fatal events, often leading to long-term disability. To reduce these staggering statistics, the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular health tips, resources for American Heart Month

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, and heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country. In recognition of American Heart Month in February, the … Continue reading

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New Cardiovascular Risk, Management Guidelines Released

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and other specialty societies, have released new guidelines on four cardiovascular health topics. Brief descriptions of the changes are … Continue reading

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September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Cholesterol management is essential to reduce risk factors for heart attacks and strokes. Seventy-one million American adults have high cholesterol, but only one-third control their cholesterol levels. The Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP introduced … Continue reading

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