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Case Study: Applying the Updated ACC/AHA Guidelines for Primary Prevention of CVD

A 75-year-old man with 10-pack-year smoking history, hypertension, and mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents to your office concerned because several of his friends have recently passed away from “heart attacks.” He states that he quit smoking approximately 7 years ago. His physical exam is within normal limits. He has no history of prior cardiac…

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