New Guidelines to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

22 May 2012

Doctors will be encouraged to change their treatment procedures for people at risk of heart attack and stroke under new guidelines launched today by the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA).

The new Guidelines for the Management of Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk makes recommendations that the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease – including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and age – are considered together instead of individually when treatment options for patients at risk are decided.

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