AHA Guidelines for CVD Prevention in Women Focus on Lifetime Risk

The American Heart Association's (AHA) updated prevention guidelines for women outline a bold prescription for prevention of CVD that urges women to start early, with adoption of a healthy lifestyle and sets new target goals for risk-assessment. There are now 3 categories ("high risk", "at risk", and "optimal risk") instead of the 4 ("high", "intermediate", "lower", and "optimal") in the Framingham global risk model.


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