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
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
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
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases
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.
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Citation: Circulation. 1998 May 12;97(18):1876-87.