- Perhaps I’m being overdramatic but I think the best metaphor for the year in cardiology is Miley Cyrus on the wrecking ball.
The Guidelines Wrecking Ball: Like Hannah Montana guidelines are supposed to be boring and reliable. But in 2013 the guidelines were more like Miley Cyrus. Like a wrecking ball, the NIH abandoned its long-entrenched and highly influential role in producing cholesterol and hypertension guidelines. Then the new ACC/AHA guidelines came along, abandoning tradition and targets and adopting a whole new approach. But the controversy didn’t go away. One easy prediction for 2014: we’ll see more debate about guidelines.
- The New Guidelines
- The Old Guidelines