2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline

Published: March 17, 2019

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  • The purpose of this guideline is to review and consolidate existing recommendations into a single guidance document focused on the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
  • This guideline includes newly generated recommendations for aspirin use, and tobacco use, in addition to recommendations related to team-based care, shared decision-making, exercise and physical activity, and assessment of social determinants of health.
  • Recommendations for lifestyle and other factors that affect cardiovascular risk are provided to create a comprehensive yet targeted ACC/AHA guideline on primary prevention of ASCVD.

2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline: A Deep Dive

Donna Arnett, MSPH, PhD and Erin Michos, MD, MHS provide an overview of the 2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline.