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Heart Disease

May 1, 2018 Issue
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What is the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes?


Apr 1, 2018 Issue
Use of Niacin for Primary or Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular or Cerebrovascular Events [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Prescription niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3) does not reduce myocardial infarctions, strokes, or overall mortality when used for primary or secondary prevention.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
High-Sensitivity Troponin I of Less Than 5 ng per L Has Negative Predictive Value of 99.9% for Cardiac Death at One Year [POEMs]

A cardiac troponin I concentration of less than 5 ng per L in adults who present with potential acute coronary syndrome has a negative predictive value (NPV) of at least 99.9% for cardiac death at 30 days and at one year.


Feb 15, 2018 Issue
No Effect on Mortality with Oxygen Therapy in Nonhypoxemic Patients with Suspected MI [POEMs]

In patients with suspected MI and normal oxygen levels, giving immediate supplemental oxygen therapy does not improve mortality at one year. Although this study was underpowered because of fewer than expected deaths in the control group, the results were consistent across all subgroups, as well as with findings from other literature.


Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

L.D., a 66-year-old generally healthy white man, presents for his annual physical. He has no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD); he has had consistent systolic blood pressure measurements of 140 mm Hg; he is not taking any medications; he does not smoke; he exercises three times per week; and his body mass index is 25 kg per m2.


Dec 1, 2017 Issue
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Often Silent and Delayed Diagnosis [Close-ups]

History of a collapse can be the first and only indication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This athlete's story is a reminder that during preparticipation sports examinations, a detailed history may provide the only clue to a potentially lethal underlying cardiac condition.


Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends that primary care professionals individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without obesity who do not have hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity.


Oct 1, 2017 Issue
In Very High-Risk Patients with Vascular Disease, Evolocumab Slightly Reduces Nonfatal MI But Not Mortality [POEMs]

In an extremely high-risk group of patients with known vascular disease, taking evolocumab instead of placebo in addition to standard statin therapy for slightly more than two years will prevent one myocardial infarction (MI) for every 83 persons treated and prevent one stroke for every 250 persons treated.


May 15, 2017 Issue
More Accurate Prediction of the Pretest Probability of Cardiovascular Disease with European Risk Score [POEMs]

The European approach to determining the pretest likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with chest pain is superior to that of the Diamond-Forrester approach recommended by U.S. guidelines, and will result in less need for immediate invasive treatment.


May 1, 2017 Issue
Estimating Cardiovascular Risk [Point-of-Care Guides]

The primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) depends on accurate estimation of cardiovascular risk. However, a recent systematic review identified 363 prediction models.


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