A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association

  title={A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association},
  author={Sally Weintraub and Stephen Robert Daniels and Lora E. Burke and Barry A. Franklin and David C Goff and Laura L Hayman and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones and Dilip K. Pandey and Eduardo J. Sanchez and Andrea Parsons Schram and Laurie Whitsel},
The process of atherosclerosis may begin in youth and continue for decades, leading to both nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and sudden death. With primordial and primary prevention, cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. Clinical trial evidence has shown convincingly that pharmacological treatment of risk factors can prevent events. The data are less definitive but also highly suggestive that appropriate public policy and lifestyle… CONTINUE READING
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