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November 12th, 2013

Podcast 169: New guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention

(13 votes, average: 2.77 out of 5)

 Running time: 11 minutes

The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology have released four sets of guidelines — all aimed at the lowering of risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. For perspective, we’ve asked Harlan Krumholz, editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology and CardioExchange to chat.

Links:

Risk calculator (free)

CardioExchange (free)

Circulation homepage

New York Times piece by Krumholz on the guidelines (free)

One Response to “Podcast 169: New guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention”

  1. Sean says:

    Great podcast — I’m very happy to see that the idea of an “LDL goal” is finally falling out of favor. I’ve found the risk calculators to be a bit clunky (requiring downloading an Excel file), so I created a web-based online version available at http://clincalc.com/Cardiology/ASCVD/PooledCohort.aspx — of course, it is free, too.

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