Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention---Next Steps

Updated:Aug 8,2013

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention—Next Steps


On June 19, 2013 Circulation published an editorial describing the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI’s) change in approach to the development of clinical practice guidelines in cardiovascular prevention. In this follow-up editorialCirculation publishes the plans for finalizing the 5 cardiovascular prevention guidelines (CPGs) formerly in development with the NHLBI:
 

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  • The NHLBI will continue as an active partner in the evidence review required for the development of the CPGs for Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Cardiovascular Lifestyle Interventions, and Obesity.
  • The NHLBI has asked the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to assume joint management responsibility for the CPG development process for these documents going forward.
  • The AHA and the ACC are pleased to assume leadership for the CPG development process and look forward to continuing this in collaboration with other stakeholder organizations.
  • The AHA and the ACC support the change in direction that the NHLBI is taking and believe this will be an effective new model for developing rigorous, evidence-based guidelines that will improve the cardiovascular health of patients. 


    Next Steps in Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention
    Circulation. published online Aug 8, 2013.

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