Clinician's guide to the updated ABCs of cardiovascular disease prevention.


To facilitate the guideline-based implementation of treatment recommendations in the ambulatory setting and to encourage participation in the multiple preventive health efforts that exist, we have organized several recent guideline updates into a simple ABCDEF approach. We would remind clinicians that evidence-based medicine is meant to inform recommendations but that synthesis of patient-specific data and use of appropriate clinical judgment in each individual situation is ultimately preferred.





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Kohli, Payal, Seamus P Whelton, Steven Hsu, Clyde W Yancy, Neil J Stone, Jonathan Chrispin, Nisha A Gilotra, Brian Houston, et al. (2014). Clinician's guide to the updated ABCs of cardiovascular disease prevention. Journal of the American Heart Association, 3(5). p. e001098. 10.1161/jaha.114.001098 Retrieved from

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