CV Risk Reduction
1. Implement a systematic approach to CVD risk estimation for better risk-factor control.
2. Counsel patients about healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for hypertension, stroke, MI and CAD, including diet, exercise, smoking cessation and alcohol consumption.
3. Aggressively address CVD risk factors in women, a traditionally under-treated segment.
4. Consider incorporating clinical performance measures into screenings for patients at risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction or stroke.
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Chuck Carter, MD, FAAFP, Residency Program Director, Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia
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