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NCEP Issues Interim Guidelines on Management of Cholesterol - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 15, 2004 - The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recently issued interim guidelines as an addendum to the 2002 Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines regarding the management of cholesterol.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1591.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the primary cause of death in women for almost a century, and more women than men have died of CVD every year since 1984. Although CVD incidence can be reduced by adherence to a heart-healthy lifestyle and detection and treatment of major risk ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1331.html

AAFP and ACP Release Practice Guideline on Management of Newly Detected Atrial ...

May 15, 2004 - The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed recommendations for adult patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2474.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - ...

Aug 15, 2004 - A guideline on the management of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been published by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p775.html

More Nuanced Guidelines for Lipid Lowering to Prevent CVD - POEMs - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2016 - The authors of this guideline give a more nuanced and less aggressive approach to lipid lowering than other groups. For the primary prevention of CVD, check blood pressure and lipids (nonfasting is fine) to calculate the 10-year CVD risk. If greater than 12%, treat; if 12% or less, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p59.html

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p969.html

Outpatient Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Optimal outpatient treatment of systolic heart failure has three goals that should be pursued simultaneously: (1) control of risk factors for the development and progression of heart failure, (2) treatment of heart failure, and (3) education of patients. Control of risk factors includes...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2157.html

Diagnosing and Managing Acute Heart Failure Guidelines: NICE - POEMs - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2015 - There is not much new in these guidelines except some caveats on what not to do. Diagnose new acute heart failure with a natriuretic peptide measurement and, if the level is high, follow with transthoracic echocardiography. Do not routinely treat with opiates, nitrates, inotropes, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p260.html

NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 15, 2003 - New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p376.html

Surgery for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation: When Should It Be Considered? - American ...

Nov 15, 2001 - Deciding when to operate on a patient with chronic aortic regurgitation may be extremely difficult. The timing of surgery requires consideration of the etiology and pathophysiology of the aortic regurgitation, because aortic valve replacement carries morbidity and mortality that must be...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1709.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Yes: ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations appropriately focus treatment on those most likely to benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p212.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Not ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations should have paid more attention to the inherent uncertainties in risk estimates and the importance of individual patient circumstances and preferences.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p223.html

AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery -...

Sep 15, 2002 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1096.html

JNC 8 Report on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension - POEMs - ...

Apr 1, 2014 - See the Synopsis section for a summary of the updated hypertension treatment recommendations from the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p574a.html

No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery ...

Apr 1, 2014 - In patients with severe atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and hypertension or chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenting does not provide an additional benefit when added to comprehensive medical therapy that includes blood pressure and diabetes mellitus management, and ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p576.html

ACC/AHA Guidelines for Ambulatory ECG - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed guidelines for the use of ambulatory electrocardiography (ECG).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0201/p884.html

ACC/AHA Revise Guidelines for Coronary Bypass Surgery - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 1, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have revised their original 1991 guidelines for coronary artery bypass surgery.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2881.html

ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction. The guidelines cover a wide scope, from management in the field, emergency department and hospital to predischarge evaluation, cardiac ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1901.html

AHA and ACC Outline Approaches to Coronary Disease Risk Assessment - Practice ...

Apr 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued a report that discusses approaches to the assessment of cardiovascular risk as a tool for primary prevention of coronary disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2534.html

AHA Examines Cardiovascular Problems in Diabetes - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations for interventions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p561.html

Effect of Cocoa on Blood Pressure - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p484.html

Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part II. ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Several large clinical trials conducted over the past decade have shown that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have modified and enhanced the therapeutic paradigm for heart failure and extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1045.html

Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine - Oct 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - No: Universal Screening Has Uncertain Benefits and a High Risk of Harms. Atherosclerosis can be demonstrated in young arteries, and its development over time correlates with the presence of risk factors for the disease, including higher lipid levels. But the presence of this association...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/od1.html

Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen for Hypercholesterolemia in Children? Yes: ...

Oct 15, 2012 - Yes: The Evidence Supports Universal Screening. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events are the culmination of a process that has clearly been shown to begin in childhood, with accumulation of abnormal lipids in the vascular intima.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/od2.html

Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial ...

Mar 15, 2012 - How does rivaroxaban compare with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? This study concluded that rivaroxaban is noninferior to warfarin. However, noninferiority trials do not meet the same rigorous design and statistical format of traditional ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p577.html

Valvular Heart Disease: Review and Update - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - People with valvular heart disease are living longer, with less morbidity, than ever before. Advances in surgical techniques and a better understanding of timing for surgical intervention account for increased rates of survival. Echocardiography remains the gold standard for diagnosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2201.html

Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part I. ...

Sep 1, 2001 - Over the past decade, the conceptual understanding of heart failure has changed significantly. Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p769.html

Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2009 - ...Related Practice Guidelines: AHA Releases Recommendations on Cardiovascular Monitoring and the Use of ADHD Medications in Children with Heart Disease and AAP Responds to AHA Guideline on Cardiovascular Monitoring Before Starting Stimulants for ADHD. I often ask my students, Will two...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p846.html

U.S. Statin Guidelines: Expensive but Not Necessarily Effective - Editorials - American...

May 15, 2007 - ...Clinical practice guidelines come in two broad types: consensus guidelines, which are typically based on the opinions of experts; and evidence-based guidelines, which are developed using an explicit process that first identifies the relevant research, then grades the quality of that...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1453.html

Early Invasive Therapy or Conservative Management for Unstable Angina or NSTEMI? - ...

Jan 1, 2007 - 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 ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p47.html

Acute Treatment of Hyperkalemia - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - According to disease-oriented evidence, insulin and intravenous glucose, inhaled albuterol (Ventolin), and dialysis are the best treatment options; the first two may be given in combination. Bicarbonate or resins are not recommended for routine use, particularly without one of the more ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1703.html

Overcoming the Challenges Facing Quality Improvement Strategies for Non-ST-Segment ...

Nov 15, 2004 - ...The second challenge involves promoting practice guideline recommendations among all specialties that typically care for patients with NSTE ACS. A recent analysis demonstrated that almost one half of high-risk patients with NSTE ACS in U.S. hospitals are cared for by...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1868.html

Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - ...In this issue of American Family Physician,4 the clinical practice guideline created by a joint panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center is...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2314.html

Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role - Editorials - American ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...These guidelines can be found in the Clinical Practice Guidelines set forth by the American Diabetes Association.2 Four key risk factors should be monitored and, if found to be above goal levels, an intervention should be specified. These risk factors and specified goals include the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1151.html

The ABCs of Treating Congestive Heart Failure - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...of patients with chronic stable angina: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee on Management of Patients with Chronic Stable Angine). J Am Coll Cardiol 1999;33:2092–197; retrieved July 2001,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p934.html

ACE Inhibitor Therapy: Benefits and Underuse - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...of patients with heart failure and those with acute myocardial infarction. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research clinical practice guidelines for the evaluation and care of patients with heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction6 state the following:...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p35.html

Why Aren't We Using Beta Blockers After Acute MI? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2000 - ...receive their new information in just those ways that were shown to be less helpful: educational materials (such as clinical practice guidelines, audiovisual materials and electronic publications) and didactic educational meetings (such as lectures).5 I see what the studies show;...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1015/p1771.html

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