Why heart health is not just a numbers game

James McCormack

Abstract


Have you been told by your health care professional that you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, and you need to do something to improve your “numbers”? If so, it is likely that their recommendations were based on national clinical practice guidelines written by experts in cardiovascular health.

On the face of it, following guidelines seems a very reasonable approach. What could be the problem?

 

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