ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease

Dec 15, 2019 Issue
One Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel Alone is Superior to 12 Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention [POEMs]

This study found that one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus clopidogrel or prasugrel [Effient]) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy for up to five years is both noninferior and superior to 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy followed by aspirin for up to five years for reducing the...


Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Overuse of Statins in Older Adults [Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse]

A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.


Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Ticagrelor Compared to Clopidogrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stable Coronary Artery Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]

The authors determined there is no benefit from the use of ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable coronary artery disease because of the uncertainty about benefits and evidence of potential harms.


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Do Not Prevent Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease Events [POEMs]

This is the second large, well-designed study (the first one included patients with diabetes mellitus; this one included patients without diabetes) that found no benefit from a 1-g daily dosage of marine n-3 fatty acid supplementation for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention [Medicine by the Numbers]

High-quality evidence suggests that long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids do not prevent mortality (all-cause or cardiovascular) or cardiovascular disease events when used as primary or secondary prevention. Find out more.


Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Ankle Sprains, Counseling Strategies, Dysphonia, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Egg Allergy [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Family Physicians has released a guideline focusing on depression in adults within three months of an ACS event (unstable angina or myocardial infarction). The guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies and covers screening and treatment.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]


May 1, 2019 Issue
Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


May 1, 2019 Issue
Applying a Clinical Decision Rule for CAD in Primary Care to Select a Diagnostic Test and Interpret the Results [Point-of-Care Guides]

Using the INTERCHEST chest pain decision rule to decide next steps when a patient presents to a primary care physician with chest pain.


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