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New Guidelines for Heart Health

Northwestern Medicine experts among cardiovascular prevention guidelines panel

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November 12, 2013

Primary care doctors now have updated guidelines to help patients lower their cardiovascular disease risks. Two Northwestern Medicine cardiologists are among a select group of medical experts who developed the new guidelines that are designed to help prevent deadly events such as stroke and heart attacks.

The guidelines, released by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, are the result of experts poring over hundreds of clinical research studies and then developing recommendations about what works best, equipping doctors across the country to provide the most up-to-date care.

New Guidelines for Predicting Cardiovascular Disease
Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., senior associate dean, chair and professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, co-chaired a work group that developed new guidelines for predicting cardiovascular disease.
Read more here: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/11/new-guidelines-for-predicting-cardiovascular-disease.html

New Cholesterol Management Guideline
Neil Stone, M.D., the Bonow Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital was chair of the expert panel that wrote the new guideline for managing blood cholesterol in people at risk for heart attacks and strokes.
Read more here: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/11/new-cholesterol-management-guideline.html