The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi36° Snow

Tonight

Lo28° Snow

Saturday

Hi33° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo26° Snow Likely

Sunday

Hi32° Snow

Sunday Night

Lo26° Slight Chance Snow

Monday

Hi29° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo19° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi28° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo19° Patchy Freezing Fog

Experts have change of heart, redo cardiac care guidelines

Send to Kindle
Print This

For decades, if you asked your doctor what your odds were of suffering a heart attack, the answer would turn on a number: your cholesterol level.

Now the nation’s first new heart disease prevention guidelines in a decade take a very different approach, focusing more broadly on risk and moving away from specific targets for cholesterol.

The guidance offers doctors a new formula for estimating risk that includes age, gender, race and factors such as whether someone smokes.

And for…

View my options or Sign in