Health Cardiovascular

Quit Playing (Number) Games With My Heart?

Have you been told by your health care professional that you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes and you need to do something to improve your "numbers?" Well, a recent evaluation of cardiovascular patient guidelines in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that only 12 per cent of the recommendations are based on randomized controlled trials (the highest level of evidence), the rest based on opinions and consensus.