"Risk estimators do not prescribe a drug," says Dr Lloyd-Jones. They are tools to help make the decision to prescribe the drug. He explains how to use them in primary care.
ACP: Clyde W Yancy, MD, gave a comprehensive update on a year's worth of pivotal science in treatment of heart failure. Here are the highlights.
Research shows that increased risk of chronic disease and mortality begins below a BMI classified as obesity. The earlier we intervene with at-risk patients, the greater the chance for success.