Harmonization of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease: the C-CHANGE Initiative.

@article{Tobe2011HarmonizationOG,
  title={Harmonization of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease: the C-CHANGE Initiative.},
  author={Sheldon W Tobe and James W. Stone and Melissa C. Brouwers and Onil Bhattacharyya and Kimberly M. Walker and Martin Dawes and Jacques J Genest and Steven Grover and Gordon J Gubitz and David Lau and Andrew L. Pipe and Peter Selby and Mark Stephen Tremblay and D. Warburton and Richard P. Ward and Vincent Woo and Lawrence A Leiter and Peter Liu},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2011},
  volume={183 15},
  pages={E1135-50}
}
alent chronic medical condition in Canada, and evidence-based management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease can reduce morbidity and mortality. However, there are more than 400 individual recommendations for risk management of cardiovascular disease from various guidelines authored or sponsored by many different organizations. Because the guidelines were developed through multiple processes, they use different evidencegrading systems, wording and emphasis (Table 1). Thus, one can… CONTINUE READING
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