ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Heart Disease

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Reducing Saturated Fat Intake to Decrease the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Reducing saturated fat in the diet for at least two years decreases the risk of combined cardiovascular events. However, there is little to no effect on cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, or individual cardiovascular events.


Apr 15, 2021 Issue
Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Guidelines from the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.


Jan 15, 2021 Issue
Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) for Hyperlipidemia/Hypercholesterolemia to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke [STEPS]

Icosapent ethyl is safe, well tolerated and effective in preventing ischemic events including stroke and heart attack.


Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Fasting and Nonfasting Lipid Levels Similarly Predict Cardiovascular Disease Risk [POEMs]

Guidelines recommend checking lipid levels in nonfasting patients. They are easier to obtain and are equally predictive of subsequent cardiac events. Although triglyceride levels may be higher in nonfasting patients, cholesterol levels will be similar whether the patient was fasting or not.


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


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 1, 2019 Issue
Rethinking Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Editorials]

Aspirin's routine use for primary prevention has been the subject of controversy because of questionable benefits and increased bleeding risk. Aspirin therapy may reduce the relative risk of a first heart attack or stroke, but this benefit could be outweighed by the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.


Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of adding the ankle-brachial index (ABI), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level, or coronary artery calcium score to traditional risk assessment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in asymptomatic adults to prevent CVD events.


Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 46-year-old Asian American woman with no significant medical history presents to your clinic for the first time for a pre-employment physical examination.


Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Nausea in Pregnancy, Knee Osteoarthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Shingles [AFP Clinical Answers]

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


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