JACC Leadership Page: ACC.19, Primary Prevention and Elizabeth Kovacs
In a new Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, ACC President Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, reflects on ACC.19; the new Primary Prevention Guideline; and his mother, Elizabeth M. Kovacs, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 99. Kovacs writes that his mother lived a long life completely free of cardiovascular events and "exemplified the primary prevention guideline." He discusses how she provided him with examples to some of the guideline's main subject areas physical activity, diet and shared decision-making that he has used with his patients for many years and will continue to use as the College implements this new guideline. Read more.