On Nov. 12, 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released four new sets of clinical practice guidelines to assist primary care clinicians in identifying adults who may be at high risk for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and who may benefit from lifestyle changes or drug therapy for prevention.

This four-part series summarizes the new guidelines, and how they differ from the earlier guidelines. Click below to read any of the these articles.

Part 1: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Part 2: Lifestyle Management
Part 3: Panel Member Addresses Controversies Surrounding New Cholesterol Guideline
Part 4: Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults