What is primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD)?

Updated: May 25, 2018
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Primordial prevention focuses on population-based healthy lifestyle choices to minimize coronary risk factors, whereas primary prevention seeks to delay or prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease. In the United States, the following three initiatives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) contain a number of recommendations for primordial prevention of CVD:

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