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Fewer than 1% of patients who undergo routine provocative cardiac testing after having two sets of negative serum troponin results following an episode of acute chest pain are identified as having potential benefit from revascularization (American Heart Association [AHA] class I or IIa). False-positive results are common.
There is no evidence that n-3 fatty acids prevent cardiovascular events or death in older adults who have cardiovascular disease (or who are at risk of it but have not had a myocardial infarction).
Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has developed a guideline on the management of stable ischemic heart disease (IHD). This summary presents recommendations related to risk factor modification (including strategies of unproven benefit), medical therapies to prevent myocardial infarction and de...
Oct 1, 2013 Issue
Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Physicians (ACP), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons, has developed a guideline that helps p...
Jun 15, 2013 Issue
Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
Case Study: G.H., a 35-year-old woman, presents for a routine preventive visit. She has no chronic illnesses or significant family history of disease. She does not smoke, but admits she does not exercise regularly or eat a very healthy diet. She drinks a moderate amount of alcohol.
Daily multivitamin supplementation does not reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in men. The risks of cardiovascular-related mortality and all-cause mortality were also not reduced by multivitamin supplementation.
May 1, 2013 Issue
Dietary Fat Modification and the Risk of Future Cardiovascular Events and Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]
According to the authors of this Cochrane review, reducing or modifying a patient's dietary fat intake did not lower the rates of either total or cardiovascular-related mortality when compared with usual or control diets. Reducing the intake of total or saturated fats decreased the risk of cardiovas...
Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Cardiovascular Risk of Combined Oral Contraceptive Use [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
Because of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, the use of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) should be considered carefully in women who smoke and in those with hypertension or hyperlipidemia.
Dec 1, 2012 Issue
AHA Releases Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease [Practice Guidelines]
Decreased sexual activity and sexual dysfunction are common in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), and can lead to anxiety and depression. The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a scientific statement synthesizing data relevant to sexual activity and heart disease to provide reco...