2011 AHA Women's Guidelines

Updated heart disease prevention guidelines for women focus more on “real-world” recommendations than clinical research
An American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Guidelines Highlights:
  • Updated cardiovascular prevention guidelines for women focus on what works best in the “real world” vs. clinical research settings and consider personal and socioeconomic factors that can keep women from following medical advice and treatment.
  • The guidelines also incorporate illnesses that increase heart disease risk in women, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy complications.
  • Helping women ― and their doctors ― understand risks and take practical steps can be most effective in preventing heart disease and strokes.

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