AHA Guidelines on Obesity for CVD Prevention: 5 Questions

July 15, 2020
Veronica Hackethal, MD
Veronica Hackethal, MD

Obesity is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease and can also be modified with comprehensive care. Test yourself on the AHA/ACC recommendations for that care.

FOCUS: Preventive Cardiology and Obesity

Obesity is a risk factor for nearly all forms of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease. In fact, the epidemic status of obesity in the United States has been identified as responsible for the rise in deaths from heart disease after 4 decades of steady decline.

Prevention and management of overweight and obesity is central to primary prevention of CVD. Test yourself on the most recent guidance from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) on comprehensive interventions to treat patients with this chronic, relapsing disease.