November 12th, 2013

Podcast 169: New guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention

 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.


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 — of course, it is free, too.

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