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Heart Disease

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]

Case study: A 65-year-old man presents to your office for a pre-employment physical examination. He has no concerning symptoms; his medical history reveals type 2 diabetes mellitus, which he controls through diet. He works in an office and rides his bicycle to work. He is single, an occasional smoke...


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.


Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events.


Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Blood Pressure Targets for Patients with Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Achieving a target BP of 135/85 mm Hg or less does not decrease the risk of total cardiovascular events vs. treating to a target of 140 to 160/90 to 100 mm Hg. Further, treating to the lower BP target does not improve total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, or serious adverse effects.


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.


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