Experts defend new guidelines for estimating risk, preventing heart attacks and strokes

by theonlynewsman

Experts defend new guidelines for estimating risk, preventing heart attacks and strokes

The guidelines, announced last week, are a sea change in heart care. Instead of having people aim for a specific cholesterol number as has been done for decades, the new advice relies on a formula using factors such as age and high blood pressure to estimate a patient’s risk.

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