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The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released new clinical practice guidelines covering four important areas that impact heart health: lifestyle, cholesterol, obesity and risk assessment. These revised guidelines are designed to help primary health care providers better identify adults who may be at high risk for heart disease.
Cholesterol and blood pressure play a major role in the overall health of our heart. High blood pressure and poor cholesterol numbers are considered major risk factors for the development of heart disease and stroke. Do you know your numbers?