Primary Cardiovascular Prevention through the lens of integrative medicine

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) remains the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and worldwide. Considering that lifestyle efforts may prevent over 80 percent of cardiovascular disease, it is imperative that integrative practitioners are aware of the recently released American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines ¬†on Primary Cardiovascular Prevention. First, definitions of prevention. Primordial prevention…