Circulation Journal To Launch New Series Focusing on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
DALLAS, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association launches a year-long themed series that will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The series highlights the importance of preventive strategies as a first-line strategy in the fight against CVD and the impact of behavioral and complementary interventions in reducing the CVD burden.
"Preventive Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine" will feature monthly review papers by leading cardiology experts exploring new insights in preventive cardiology, lifestyle interventions and cardiac rehabilitation.
The reviews will provide special focus on:
- Traditional prevention strategies
- Improving compliance
- Lifestyle medicine
- Cardioprotective drug and dietary recommendations
- Cardiorespiratory fitness/physical activity
- Education of healthcare providers
- The environment in which people live
- Strategies for reaching underserved ethnic groups and the economically disadvantaged
- Childhood interventions
- Alternative therapies
- Public policy interventions
The series is a call to action in support of the American Heart Association's 2020 Impact Goal: "to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and strokes by 20 percent." Cardiovascular health is defined in three categories of ideal, intermediate and poor, on the basis of seven simple health factors and modifiable behaviors, as detailed in the association's My Life Check assessment tool at www.mylifecheck.org.
The first article in the series, "Recent Advances in Preventive Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine," can be found at http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/123/20/2274.
SOURCE American Heart Association / American Stroke Association