New Guidelines on Managing Cardiovascular Risks Show a Significant Shift in Focus

Risk assessment tool is likely to find more people at higher risk, prompting a big increase in statin prescriptions.

In November 2013, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new guidelines on management of cardiovascular risks that herald a new approach, with less emphasis on cholesterol numbers and more emphasis on the constellation of factors that determine a person’s risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. “The new guidelines are […]

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