Title

Primary prevention of coronary heart disease: guidance from Framingham: a statement for healthcare professionals from the AHA Task Force on Risk Reduction. American Heart Association

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

5-29-1998

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Age Factors; Aged; Cholesterol, HDL; Cholesterol, LDL; Cohort Studies; Comorbidity; Coronary Disease; Data Display; Diabetes Mellitus; Female; Humans; Hypertension; Male; Middle Aged; Prospective Studies; Risk Factors; Smoking; Triglycerides; United States

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract

This statement discusses the new Framingham Heart Study charts for estimating (CHD) coronary heart disease risk, their essential features, and their appropriate use. In addition, several issues related to CHD prevention raised by these charts are examined. Other issues of risk management not considered in these charts are also addressed.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Circulation. 1998 May 12;97(18):1876-87.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9603549