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Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Screening and Diagnosis

Prevention

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care



Screening and Diagnosis

06/15/2016 Rapid Protocols to Rule out Myocardial Infarction [Point-of-Care Guides] new
09/15/2015 ECG, Echocardiography, or MPI for Cardiac Screening: Guidance from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
04/15/2014 Apolipoproteins for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
01/15/2014 Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Electrocardiography [Putting Prevention into Practice]
01/15/2014 Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
10/01/2013 Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
11/15/2012 The Use of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography to Rule Out CAD in the ED [AFP Journal Club]
02/15/2011 Using Nontraditional Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment [Putting Prevention into Practice]
02/15/2011 Using Nontraditional Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
11/15/2010 Can ECG Rule Out ACS if Performed While the Patient Is Having Chest Pain? [AFP Journal Club]
08/01/2010 Global Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Assessment and Application Patient Education
05/01/2009 Cardiomyopathy: An Overview
07/01/2005 Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome
04/15/2007 Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Algorithm
11/15/2006 Update on Exercise Stress Testing
08/15/2007 Radiologic Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain—Suspected Myocardial Ischemia

Prevention

06/01/2016 Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention new
02/01/2016 Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA [Practice Guidelines]
09/15/2015 Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors [Putting Prevention into Practice]
05/01/2015 Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/15/2013 Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
02/15/2014 Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
05/01/2013 Dietary Fat Modification and the Risk of Future Cardiovascular Events and Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/01/2012 AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women [Practice Guidelines] Algorithm
06/15/2011 Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/15/2011 Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Putting Prevention into Practice]
07/15/2010 Primary Prevention of CVD: Physical Activity [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
10/15/2006 Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women Patient Education

Treatment

Acute

07/15/2015 Management of Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Guideline from the AHA and ACC [Practice Guidelines]
12/15/2013 Ticagrelor (Brilinta) for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Events Following Acute Coronary Syndrome [STEPS]
11/01/2013 Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period Algorithm
12/01/2009 Drug-Eluting Coronary Artery Stents Patient Education
06/15/2009 ACC/AHA Guideline Update for the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Algorithm
08/15/2009 Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
04/01/2009 Heparins for Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/01/2007 Early Invasive Therapy or Conservative Management for Unstable Angina or NSTEMI? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/01/2007 Aspirin Combined with Clopidogrel (Plavix) Decreases Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Chronic

12/01/2015 AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD [Practice Guidelines]
08/15/2015 Vorapaxar (Zontivity) for the Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events [STEPS]
11/01/2013 Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
07/01/2012 Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
04/01/2011 Medical Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease
07/15/2008 AHA Releases Guidelines for Hypertension Management in Adults with or at Risk of CAD [Practice Guidelines]
02/01/2010 Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease Algorithm
06/15/2007 Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Children [Practice Guidelines] Algorithm
02/15/2007 Ranolazine (Ranexa) for Chronic Angina [STEPS]
01/15/2006 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Patient Education
11/15/2004 Prognosis for Patients Undergoing Coronary Angioplasty [Point-of-Care Guides]
12/01/2008 Is Prasugrel More Effective Than Clopidogrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Scheduled for PCI? [AFP Journal Club]

Complications and Special Situations

12/01/2012 AHA Releases Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease [Practice Guidelines]
03/15/2010 Beta Blockers and Noncardiac Surgery: Why the POISE Study Alone Should Not Change Your Practice [AFP Journal Club]
03/01/2007 Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery Algorithm

Editorials and Letters

09/01/2012 Should Family Physicians Use Coronary Artery Calcium Scores to Screen for Coronary Artery Disease? Yes: Screening Improves CAD Risk Management in Selected Patients [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
09/01/2012 Should Family Physicians Use Coronary Artery Calcium Scores to Screen for Coronary Artery Disease? No: Screening is Unproven, Expensive, and Potentially Harmful [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
06/15/2011 Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
06/15/2011 The Case Against Routine Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention in Low-Risk Adults [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
04/15/2007 Is There Benefit to Coronary Calcium Screening? [Editorials]

Improving Practice

11/15/2004 Overcoming the Challenges Facing Quality Improvement Strategies for Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes [Editorials]

From Family Practice Management

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

09/01/2014 Cardiac Risk Assist [SPPACES: Medical APP Reviews]
11/01/2004 Estimating the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty
01/01/2004 Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions

Patient Education, Self-Care

08/01/2010 Heart Attack: What Is Your Risk? Patient Education
12/01/2009 Coronary Artery Disease and the Use of Stents Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Coronary Artery Disease

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