New guidelines released on preventing heart attacks, strokes

The American Heart Association and American College of

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released the first new guidelines in 10 years for preventing heart disease and strokes. (November 13, 2013 6:26 PM)

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released the first new guidelines in 10 years for preventing heart disease and strokes.

Right now, cholesterol-lowering statins, like Lipitor and Zocor, are used on 15 percent of adults. Under the new guidelines, one-third of Americans would meet the criteria. These groups include people who already have heart disease, adults...

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