Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

March 17, 2019

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

This guideline is intended to be a resource for the clinical and public health practice communities. It addresses the primary prevention of CVD in adults (≥18 years of age), focused on outcomes of ASCVD (ie, acute coronary syndromes, MI, stable or unstable angina, arterial revascularization, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or peripheral arterial disease of atherosclerotic origin), as well as heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Target Patient Population

Adults 18 years of age and older

Target Provider Population

All healthcare providers

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient


Assessment and screening, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D009765 - Obesity, D050171 - Dyslipidemias, D003920 - Diabetes Mellitus, D006973 - Hypertension


atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, primary prevention, coronary artery disease

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement


Number of Source Documents
Literature Search Start Date
January 1, 1993
Literature Search End Date
July 31, 2018
Specialties Involved
Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine General