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Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Care

Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) introduces a new clinical practice guideline (CPG): Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Care.

By removing lipid targets and associated monitoring of lipid levels, as well as other streamlining measures, the management of lipids and cardiovascular disease risk has been significantly simplified. Additionally, by targeting risk, clinicians can identify patients most likely to benefit while actively involving these patients in their care.

The collaboration between the ACFP’s Evidence and CPD program team  and TOP has created a guideline and recommendations based on the most recent and highest quality of evidence. The background evidence to create the guideline included a review of more than two hundred articles. Authors for the Evidence Review include: Drs. Adrienne Lindblad, Mike Kolber, Scott Garrison, Mike Allan, and Ms. Candra Cotton.

This Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Care guideline balances evidence, simplification/efficiency, and patient involvement. Related files are available from the TOP website:

The Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Care CPG recently received an endorsement from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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