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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...
Evidence indicates that reducing risk can slow the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD); therefore, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI) Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents developed guidelines to help...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic cardiovascular disease that affects approximately one out of every 500 persons. The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of HCM.
Jul 1, 2012 Issue
Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
Are there clinical advantages to augmenting standard therapy for stable ischemic heart disease with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)?