C-CHANGE Updates Cardiovascular Disease Guideline
The Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guideline Endeavour (C-CHANGE) has updated its guideline for preventing and managing cardiovascular disease in primary care.
Of the 83 recommendations in the latest guideline, more than half (48) are new or have been revised. The document recommends that clinicians suggest pedometers and smartphone apps as means of encouraging patients to exercise more, promote water as the beverage of choice, encourage a reduction or elimination of alcohol intake, and promote smoking cessation.
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@raju The guideline builds on the work of Canada's other cardiovascular guideline groups, such as the Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society. Many of these organizations published new, evidence-based recommendations in recent years. The revisions in these documents range from changes in medication management to new thresholds for lipid levels in secondary prevention