Barry A Franklin, Beaumont Health
Peter Brubaker
Matthew P Harber
Carl J Lavie
Jonathan Myers
Leonard A Kaminsky


Aggressive risk factor modification, including smoking cessation, blood pressure management, and more intensive efforts to control hyperlipidemia, as well as stress management training, are associated with improved cardiovascular outcomes and impressive mortality reductions. This commentary addresses these topics, with specific reference to lifestyle modification and complementary cardioprotective medications.