Heart Disease

Jan 1, 2007 Issue
Early Invasive Therapy or Conservative Management for Unstable Angina or NSTEMI? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with conservative management, early invasive treatment of patients with UA or NSTEMI using coronary angiography with or without revascularization reduces rehospitalization and refractory angina within the first year and significantly reduces mortality and myocardial infarction at two to fiv...

May 1, 2006 Issue
Dietary Advice to Lower Cardiovascular Risk [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Dietary advice to lower fat and salt intake and increase intake of fruits, vegetables, and fiber produces modest improvements in cardiovascular risk factors. More intensive counseling yields greater effects.

Mar 15, 2006 Issue
AHA Evaluates Exercise Testing as a Screening Tool in Asymptomatic Patients [Practice Guidelines]

The Council on Clinical Cardiology, Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention of the American Heart Association (AHA) has released a scientific statement on exercise testing to screen asymptomatic patients for disease.

Mar 15, 2006 Issue
Amlodipine/Atorvastin (Caduet) for Preventing Heart Disease [STEPS]

Amlodipine/atorvastatin offers no added benefit in safety, tolerability, or effectiveness over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential advantages to amlodi...

Oct 1, 2005 Issue
Does a Low Glycemix Index Diet Reduce CHD? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is limited, weak evidence that a low glycemic index diet improves risk factors for CHD, but there are no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) showing a reduction in morbidity or mortality.

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
Screening for Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for coronary heart disease and the supporting scientific evidence, and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition.

Jan 1, 2002 Issue
Can Reduced or Modified Dietary Fat Prevent Cardiovascular Disease? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Reducing or modifying the amount or type of fat in a patient's diet and replacing it with polyunsaturated fats will not significantly reduce the risk of death from all causes of cardiovascular disease but could reduce the risk of an important cardiovascular disease event by 16 percent. If a patient ...

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