Social determinants must also be addressed in cardiovascular preventive health
New prevention guidelines developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognize that "socioeconomic inequalities are strong determinants" of cardiovascular risk. Only about 20% of cardiovascular risk is genetics. The other 80% is either behavioral or environmental. According to the guidelines, social determinants must be part of the cardiovascular prevention conversation with patients along with the traditional risk factors.
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