A number of guideline changes and updates warrant more education around statin use and blood pressure monitoring, but local cardiologists say the higher standards are a game changer.
Obesity and its comorbid conditions impact both lifespan and quality of life. However, not all obesity is created equal. Resolve to take simple steps help identify those most at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other complications and intervene.
Recently, the ACC and AHA lowered the definition of hypertension and did away with the term 'prehypertension' in an effort to start interventions earlier.
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