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American Heart Association effectiveness-based guidelines, cardiovascular disease prevention in women, cardiovascular risk factors, coronary heart disease in women



  1. Wood, Jennie PhD, RN
  2. Gordon, Patricia MSN, CRNP, NP-C, OCN


Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, but a woman's risk can be decreased with preventative measures. This article focuses on the new American Heart Association guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease in women and the nurse practitioner's role in implementing them.