- 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.