• Topic

    Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Categories
    Editorials and Letters
    Jan 15, 2022 Determining When to Recommend Glucose-Lowering Drugs That Reduce Cardiovascular Risk [Editorials]   FREE
    Oct 15, 2021 Previous ECG Criteria (Including STEMI Criteria) Overlook Too Many Acute MIs Due to Acute Coronary Occlusion [Letters to the Editor]   FREE
    Apr 15, 2021 Key Recommendations on Managing Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Stopping Where the Evidence Does [Editorials]   FREE
    Dec 15, 2019 The Case Against Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment [Editorials]
    Jun 01, 2019 Rethinking Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Editorials]
    Feb 15, 2017 Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: New Recommendations from the USPSTF [Editorials]
    Prevention
    Sep 15, 2022 Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Sep 15, 2022 Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Mar 15, 2022 Can Mobile Phone–Based Interventions Improve Adherence to Medication for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults? [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Oct 15, 2021 Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Mar 15, 2021 Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for CVD Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Aug 15, 2019 Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention [Medicine by the Numbers]
    May 01, 2018 Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Apr 01, 2018 Use of Niacin for Primary or Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular or Cerebrovascular Events [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    May 01, 2017 Estimating Cardiovascular Risk [Point-of-Care Guides]   Tool
    Jun 01, 2016 Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2016 Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 01, 2012 AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women [Practice Guidelines]   Alg
    Treatment

    Acute

    Dec 01, 2020 Beta Blockers for Suspected or Diagnosed Acute Myocardial Infarction [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Jun 01, 2020 Supplemental Oxygen Therapy for Nonhypoxemic Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Dec 01, 2018 Early Invasive Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Feb 15, 2017 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Current Treatment   Alg   Tool
    Nov 01, 2013 Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period   Alg
    Dec 01, 2009 Drug-Eluting Coronary Artery Stents   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2009 Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

    Chronic

    Oct 15, 2019 Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Mar 15, 2018 Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Treatment   Alg   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2018 Stents for Stable Coronary Artery Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Oct 01, 2017 Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After MI Reduces Major Adverse Cardiac Events [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Dec 01, 2016 Impact of Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2016 Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improving Function and Reducing Risk   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD [Practice Guidelines]
    Aug 15, 2015 Vorapaxar (Zontivity) for the Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events [STEPS]
    Nov 01, 2013 Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jul 01, 2012 Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Jun 15, 2007 Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Children [Practice Guidelines]   Alg
    Feb 15, 2007 Ranolazine (Ranexa) for Chronic Angina [STEPS]
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Jul 15, 2022 Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Diagnostic Tests]
    Dec 15, 2020 Acute Chest Pain in Adults: Outpatient Evaluation   CME
    May 01, 2019 Applying a Clinical Decision Rule for CAD in Primary Care to Select a Diagnostic Test and Interpret the Results [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Mar 01, 2019 Myocardial Infarction: Expert Consensus Group Provides Updated Definition [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 15, 2019 Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jan 15, 2019 Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Nov 15, 2018 Overuse of Cardiac Testing [Lown Right Care]
    Sep 15, 2018 Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Sep 15, 2018 Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Electrocardiography [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Aug 01, 2018 Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Sep 01, 2017 Predictors of Acute Myocardial Infarction [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Sep 01, 2017 Exercise Stress Testing: Indications and Common Questions   Tool
    Feb 01, 2017 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation   Alg   POC
    Jun 15, 2016 Rapid Protocols to Rule out Myocardial Infarction [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Sep 15, 2015 ECG, Echocardiography, or MPI for Cardiac Screening: Guidance from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
    Apr 15, 2014 Apolipoproteins for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Oct 01, 2013 Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP [Practice Guidelines]
    Nov 15, 2010 Can ECG Rule Out ACS if Performed While the Patient Is Having Chest Pain? [AFP Journal Club]
    Aug 15, 2007 Radiologic Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain—Suspected Myocardial Ischemia
    Apr 15, 2007 Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging   Alg
    Complications and Special Situations
    Jun 15, 2019 Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2019 Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2019 Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]
    May 15, 2017 Perioperative Cardiovascular Medication Management in Noncardiac Surgery: Common Questions   Alg   Tool
    Dec 01, 2012 AHA Releases Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease [Practice Guidelines]
    Mar 15, 2010 Beta Blockers and Noncardiac Surgery: Why the POISE Study Alone Should Not Change Your Practice [AFP Journal Club]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Aug 01, 2010 Heart Attack: What Is Your Risk? [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2009 Coronary Artery Disease and the Use of Stents [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Nov 01, 2009 Cardiac Rehabilitation [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd

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