ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
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.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations that are relevant to primary care for the screening and treatment of depression in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event.
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.
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.
Dec 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment with the Ankle-Brachial Index [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Oct 1, 2018 Issue
Hormone Therapy for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers]
No benefit was observed in postmenopausal women receiving hormone therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Find out more.
Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Electrocardiography [Putting Prevention into Practice]
A 55-year-old man presents for an annual visit. He has no history of hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), or diabetes mellitus; has never smoked; and has no family history of CVD. His lipid panel results from one year ago were normal, and he has no current symptoms of CVD.