Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease

May 1, 2000 Issue
ACC/AHA Revise Guidelines for Coronary Bypass Surgery [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have revised their original 1991 guidelines for coronary artery bypass surgery.

Apr 15, 2000 Issue
AHA and ACC Outline Approaches to Coronary Disease Risk Assessment [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued a report that discusses approaches to the assessment of cardiovascular risk as a tool for primary prevention of coronary disease.

Mar 15, 2000 Issue
ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction. The guidelines cover a wide scope, from management in the field, emergency department and hospital to predischarge evaluation, cardiac rehabilitation and long-term management.

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
ACC/AHA Guidelines for Ambulatory ECG [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed guidelines for the use of ambulatory electrocardiography (ECG).

Jan 1, 2000 Issue
Contemporary Management of Angina: Part II. Medical Management of Chronic Stable Angina [Article]

Except for a small subset of patients with angina whose survival is improved with coronary artery bypass surgery, chronic stable angina can be appropriately managed with medical therapy in the vast majority of patients. Drug therapy includes aspirin, beta-adrenergic blockers, cholesterol-lowering ag...

Dec 01, 1999 Issue
Contemporary Management of Angina: Part I. Risk Assessment [Article]

Ischemic heart disease is one of the most common disorders managed by family physicians. Stratifying patients according to risk is important early in the course of the disease to identify patients who require invasive (percutaneous or surgical) treatment. Physical examination, clinical history, noni...

Oct 15, 1999 Issue
Right Ventricular Infarction: Specific Requirements of Management [Article]

The principal cause of right ventricular infarction is atherosclerotic proximal occlusion of the right coronary artery. Proximal occlusion of this artery leads to electrocardiographically identifiable right-heart ischemia and an increased risk of death in the presence of acute inferior infarction. C...

Sep 1, 1999 Issue
Antioxidant Vitamins and the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease [Article]

Clinical use of antioxidant vitamin supplementation may help to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). Epidemiologic studies find lower CHD morbidity and mortality in persons who consume larger quantities of antioxidants in foods or supplements. Clinical trials indicate that supplementation with cert...

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Primary Prevention of CHD: Nine Ways to Reduce Risk [Article]

Lowering cholesterol can reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease. Treating hypertension reduces overall mortality and is most effective in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease in older patients. Smoking cessation reduces the level of risk to that of nonsmokers within about three years ...

Jan 15, 1999 Issue
Ordering and Understanding the Exercise Stress Test [Article]

The exercise stress test is a useful screening tool for the detection of significant coronary artery disease. Documentation of the patient's symptoms, medications, past and current significant illnesses, and usual level of physical activity helps the physician determine if an exercise stress test is...

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