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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...who also had other cardiovascular risk factors and were deemed more likely to be at risk for long-term recurrence of fibrillation and stroke or death. Of the initial 7,401 patients classified as eligible at screening, 4,060 patients (55 percent) enrolled. The average age of...

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Mar 1, 2003 - ...years among three groups of patients with different risk factors for cardiovascular events, including the following: (1) recent ischemic stroke with persistent neurologic deficit and no evidence of cerebral hemorrhage; (2) acute MI within the previous 35 days; and (3) documented...

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Mar 1, 2003 - ...is a common cause of morbidity and mortality because of impaired hemodynamic function, uncontrolled ventricular rate, and increased risk of stroke. External cardioversion is the accepted method of restoring sinus rhythm, but it is frequently unsuccessful. It has been suggested that...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Vitamin B12 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...(say this: homo-sis-teen), an amino acid in the blood. If you have both of these problems, you may have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. How does my doctor know I have a low vitamin B12 level? Your doctor may check your blood to see if your vitamin B12 level is low. If...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p993.html

Dementia: What Are the Common Signs? - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...is caused by the destruction of brain cells. Once brain cells are destroyed, they will not grow back or repair themselves. A head injury, a stroke, a brain tumor, or a problem like Alzheimer's disease can hurt brain cells. Some people have a family history of dementia. What is the...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1051.html

Memory Loss - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...depression, other illnesses, dementia (severe problems with memory and thinking, such as Alzheimer's disease), side effects of drugs, strokes, a head injury, and alcoholism. How can I tell if my memory problems are serious? A memory problem is serious when it affects your daily...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...Use of Oral Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention Am Fam Physician. 2003 Feb 15;67(4):831-832. Numerous studies, including meta-analyses, have compared the efficacy of oral anticoagulation with warfarin and aspirin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. In...

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Feb 15, 2003 - ...increased 2.2 for all indications, 2.1 for atrial fibrillation, 2.3 for venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, 2.3 for stroke and transient ischemic attacks, and 2.1 for valve prosthesis. The risk of death from cerebral bleeding significantly decreased with INRs in the 1.0 to 1.5...

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Feb 15, 2003 - ...rates were similar between the two groups. Also, the rates of recurrent ischemia, reinfarction, congestive heart failure, shock, and stroke did not differ between the two hospital types. The authors conclude that similar outcomes occur in patients with acute MI treated with...

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Feb 15, 2003 - ...data from 61,200 postmenopausal registered nurses (40 to 77 years of age). None of the women had previous hip fracture, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, or cancer. The primary outcome measure was hip fracture resulting from low or moderate trauma (e.g., a fall from chair height,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p824.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...therapy had positive effects on women's bones but also put women at an increased risk of venous thromboembolic disease, breast cancer, stroke, and coronary artery disease. Megestrol acetate, a progestational agent, was found to reduce hot flushes by 75 to 80 percent in a...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...to find and treat every hypertensive patient, and the results have been impressive in terms of falling mortality and morbidity from stroke. Have we gone too far? Have we incorrectly labeled nearly one third of our hypertensive patients? Besides the costs of medication, office...

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Clinical Briefs - Feb 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...kidneys, and colorectal system. Women who smoke are also at increased risk for acute myeloid leukemia, coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, peripheral vascular atherosclerosis, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, estrogen-deficiency disorders, Graves'...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p649.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...is increasing in the United States, along with the resultant morbidities of blindness, end-stage renal disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, and amputations. Improved glycemic control clearly decreases the incidence and progression of retinopathy, nephropathy, microalbuminuria,...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...of angina, coronary revascularization, myocardial infarction, death from cardiac cause, carotid revascularization, congestive heart failure, stroke) over a period of up to 5.9 years (mean: 3.2 years). A total of 1,554 new cardiovascular events occurred in this group. There was an...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Even stoic patients respond better to praise, encouragement, and positive outcomes than to nagging and vague threats of impending stroke.—A.D.W. Add/view commentsHide comments Copyright © 2003 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This content is owned by the AAFP. A...

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AAFP News - Feb 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p449.html

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescent females and young women. Eating disorders are associated with devastating medical and psychologic consequences, including death, osteoporosis, growth ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p297.html

Seizure Disorders in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Seizure disorders become increasingly common after the age of 60 years and can have a significant impact on functional status. The goal of antiepileptic drug therapy is to control seizures but preserve quality of life. If possible, seizure control should be achieved with one agent given...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p325.html

Chronic Illness and Sexual Functioning - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Chronic illness and its treatments can have a negative impact on sexual functioning. The mechanism of interference may be neurologic, vascular, endocrinologic, musculoskeletal, or psychologic. Patients may mistakenly perceive a medical prohibition to the resumption of sexual activity, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p347.html

Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic ...

Jan 15, 2003 - These are the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p358.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - ...were established for describing the cause of syncope: cardiac cause (e.g., ischemia, arrhythmias); neurologic cause (e.g., transient ischemic attack, stroke, seizure); unknown cause; and vasovagal or other cause (e.g., vasovagal syncope, orthostatic syncope, medication-induced...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p414.html

Diary From a Week in Practice - Diary from a Week in Practice - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - ...convinced that the paralysis was a conversion reaction, but he did not want to miss the more remote possibility of head injury, or even a stroke. When he went back to examine the patient, he found her complaining loudly that she had to go to the bathroom. The nurse was getting ready...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2227.html

Clinical Briefs - Dec 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - ...risk. Several studies indicate that plasma levels of CRP are a strong independent risk factor of future myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death among people without clinically recognized cardiovascular disease. After a review of the evidence, HTAC concluded that CRP is a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2336.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - ...between endogenous testosterone levels and severe aortic atherosclerosis in men. Because aortic atherosclerosis is directly associated with stroke incidence, further studies are needed to determine if men treated with testosterone have fewer harmful atherogenic events. Read the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2314.html

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2195.html

The Management of the Acute Migraine Headache - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - As many as 30 million Americans have migraine headaches. The impact on patients and their families can be tremendous, and treatment of migraines can present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for family physicians. Abortive treatment options include nonspecific and migraine-specific ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2123.html

Serving Up the Feedback Sandwich -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Negative feedback is never easy to give, but sandwiching criticism between layers of praise makes it more palatable and more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p43.html

Monitor - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...samplers for the prevention and treatment of acute myocardial infarction, breast cancer, diabetes, heart failure, pneumonia and stroke. Insurers underpaying docs Nearly one in five health care claims are underpaid by insurers, costing practices millions of dollars annually, reports...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p31.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - ...ceasing the study was crossed. By spring of 2001, all participants were notified that there were increases in myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, pulmonary embolism, and venous thromboembolism, but that it was not clear whether the risks outweighed the benefits. By May 2002, it had...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2150.html

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. An important subset of heart disease is perioperative myocardial infarction, which affects approximately 50,000 persons each year. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1889.html

Using Medications Appropriately in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Older Americans comprise 13 percent of the population, but they consume an average of 30 percent of all prescription drugs. Every day, physicians are faced with issues surrounding appropriate prescribing to older patients. Polypharmacy, use of supplements, adherence issues, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1917.html

Clinical Briefs - Nov 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...cancer. The USPSTF found equally strong evidence, however, that combined hormone therapy increases the risk for breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and gallbladder disease. In addition, evidence suggests that hormone therapy does not reduce the risk of heart disease, and that...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p2000.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...from anticoagulation were excluded from the study. Patients planning a revascularization procedure and those with anemia or a history of stroke also were excluded. Patients were randomly assigned to therapy with low-dosage (80 mg per day) aspirin; warfarin, with a target...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1992.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - Putting Prevention into ...

Nov 1, 2002 - Case study: ST is a 55-year-old man who you see regularly for hypertension and depression. He is overweight and sedentary, and his elder sister recently had a heart attack. He asks you whether he should take a daily aspirin, just in case.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1737.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...A banana a day may keep the risk of stroke away. Insufficient potassium levels may increase a person's risk of stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. The study followed 5,600 men and women older than 65 years and kept track of strokes for up to eight years. Patients...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1609.html

Heart Disease and Smoking: Why You Need to Stop Smoking - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...causes your blood vessels to constrict and your heart to beat faster, which raises your blood pressure. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Why is it so hard to stop smoking? Smoking causes changes in your body and in the way you act. The changes in your body are caused by...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1754.html

American Cancer Society Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for ...

Oct 15, 2002 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update on guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1555.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...Severity of Strokes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Am Fam Physician. 2002 Oct 15;66(8):1527-1528. Selecting the most appropriate patients with atrial fibrillation to be anticoagulated is not always a simple task. Part of helping a patient make an informed decision about such...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...In patients with diastolic blood pressures between 115 and 129 mm Hg, only three patients require treatment to prevent one death, stroke, or myocardial infarction. In other forms of hypertension, the numbers needed to treat to prevent cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events depend...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1547.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...using MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library of the following terms—adverse effects, adverse events, spinal manipulation, stroke, vascular accident, risk, adverse effects, chiropractic, complications, manual therapy, osteopathy, and safety—yielded several case...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1531.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 66/No. 8(October 15, 2002) / Severity of Strokes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1527.html

Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are common diseases in the United States. Patients with diabetes have a much higher rate of hypertension than would be expected in the general population. Regardless of the antihypertensive agent used, a reduction in blood pressure helps to prevent ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1209.html

Obesity - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - What are the effects of drug treatments for obesity in adults?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1279.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Stroke, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, hypertension Numerous case reports of serious adverse events in healthy young people Myocarditis Rare case report Oleander Arrhythmia Cardiac glycosides cause symptoms similar to digoxin toxicity. Responds to digoxin...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1318.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...may also have livedo reticularis, arterial or venous thrombosis, or neurologic conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, chorea, or transient ischemic attacks. Laboratory confirmation includes IgG anticardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, and thrombocytopenia. Because the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1307.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - ...Disease and Stroke: 2002 Update appear in the July 15 issue of Circulation. To avert a first heart attack or stroke, physicians should begin risk factor screening as early as age 20 to assess patients' general risk of developing cardiovascular disease or strokes. Risk factor...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1110.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - ...Atrial fibrillation, which is common in older adults, increases the risk of thromboembolic stroke. Anticoagulation is recommended to reduce this risk and should be used in all older adults with atrial fibrillation, unless specifically contraindicated. The risk of serious bleeding...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1081a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...and evidence of LVH on electrocardiography (ECG). Exclusions included patients with secondary hypertension, recent myocardial infarction or stroke, angina, heart failure, or contraindications to the study medications. Untreated blood pressures at the beginning of the study were in...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...irregular bleeding unacceptable. The most serious concern in women with migraine who are taking OCPs is increased risk of ischemic stroke. The risk is small, increasing from a rate of 5 to 10 per 100,000 women-years in women without migraine to a rate of 17 to 19 per 100,000...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...High blood pressure is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that elevated blood pressure can lead to stroke, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, and renal disease. Because lowering blood pressure, even by a small amount, reduces...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p889.html

Intracranial Aneurysms: Current Evidence and Clinical Practice - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2002 - Unruptured intracranial aneurysms occur in up to 6 percent of the general population. Most persons with these aneurysms remain asymptomatic and are usually unaware of their presence. Risk factors for the formation of aneurysms include a family history of aneurysm, various inherited ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p601.html

Thrombolytic Therapy vs. Anticoagulation for PE - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2002 - ...healthy 40-year-old woman, for example, with a new, hemodynamically stable PE and RV dysfunction, is the possibility of her developing a stroke or bleeding to death, especially in view of the fact that she will most likely do just as well with heparin therapy alone. KHALID ALMOOSA...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2002 - ...Ramipril Reduces Risk of Stroke in High-Risk Patients Am Fam Physician. 2002 Aug 15;66(4):669-673. More than 5 million Americans have had a stroke, and more than 500,000 new strokes occur every year. Sixty percent of survivors suffer residual disability. Stroke is the second...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p669.html

Using ACE Inhibitors Appropriately - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - When first introduced in 1981, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were indicated only for treatment of refractory hypertension. Since then, they have been shown to reduce morbidity or mortality in congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p461.html

Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2002 - Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for hypertension and given appropriate therapy if needed. Mild hypertension should be treated with non-pharmacologic measures for six months. If blood pressure control is adequate, lifestyle modifications are continued. If...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p445.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...patients had significantly lower rates of cardiovascular mortality, cardiac arrest, worsening angina, heart failure, MI, and stroke, compared with those who received placebo. To date, there are no studies showing definitive evidence that one ACE inhibitor is preferable to another in...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p494.html

What Should I Know About ACE Inhibitors? - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)—fewer strokes and heart attacks Can everyone take ACE inhibitors? ACE inhibitors are safe for most people, but not for everyone. The following are people who shouldn't take ACE inhibitors: Pregnant women. An ACE inhibitor might hurt the...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p473.html

High Blood Pressure and Exercise - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...hypertension, happens when your blood puts extra pressure on the walls of your arteries. This extra pressure can increase your risk for stroke, heart disease, and other health problems. To measure your blood pressure, your doctor wraps a piece of material called a blood pressure...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p457.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part II. Prevention of Thromboembolic ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Family physicians should be familiar with the acute management of atrial fibrillation and the initiation of chronic therapy for this common arrhythmia. Initial management should include hemodynamic stabilization, rate control, restoration of sinus rhythm, and initiation of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p261.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control - American ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Atrial fibrillation is the arrhythmia most commonly encountered in family practice. Serious complications can include congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and thromboembolism. Initial treatment is directed at controlling the ventricular rate, most often with a calcium ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p249.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...Aspirin, often called a miracle drug because of its ability to do everything from cooling a fever to reducing the risk of stroke or heart attack, may not perform miracles for the 30 percent of Americans who are resistant to it. According to a study cited in Time and published in...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p205.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...Sometimes, the first symptom is a stroke. You might get a stroke if blood clots form in the left side of your heart, break off, and travel up to your brain. Sometimes there are no symptoms. In some people, atrial fibrillation is discovered because they have an irregular pulse. Or,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p271.html

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - With growing concern about the use of hormone replacement therapy, some women are looking for alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms and preventing postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. In observational trials, exercise has been associated with decreased ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p129.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - ...persons with diabetes, about 50 percent said their health care provider had never discussed ways to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Medical students who took the classes found them useful in their own lives and in the professional sphere. Too much of a good thing… A man...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p35.html

Management of Common Arrhythmias: Part II. Ventricular Arrhythmias and Arrhythmias in ...

Jun 15, 2002 - In patients without established cardiac disease, the occurrence of premature ventricular complexes without sustained ventricular tachycardia is more an annoyance than a medical risk, and treatment is not required. In contrast, patients with established heart disease and premature ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2491.html

Management of Common Arrhythmias: Part I. Supraventricular Arrhythmias - American ...

Jun 15, 2002 - Family physicians frequently encounter patients with symptoms that could be related to cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly atrial fibrillation or supraventricular tachycardias. The initial management of atrial fibrillation includes ventricular rate control to provide adequate cardiac ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2479.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - ...strokes for every 100,000 persons annually, if all patients with migraines and stroke risk factors are included. The number drops to 1.4 if patients who do not have other stroke risk factors are excluded. Thus, a history of migraine is associated with a higher risk of stroke....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2578.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Heat-Related Illnesses - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - The body's ability to regulate core temperature depends on both host (internal) and environmental (external) factors. Although athletes are commonly thought to be most at risk for heat illnesses, children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Heat cramps, which are caused by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2307.html

Guidelines for Managing Alzheimer's Disease: Part I. Assessment - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2002 - Family physicians play a key role in assessing and managing patients with Alzheimer's disease and in linking the families of these patients to supportive services within the community. As part of comprehensive management, the family physician may be responsible for coordinating ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2263.html

Peripheral Arterial Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - What are the effects of treatments for chronic peripheral arterial disease?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2321.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...syndrome and can involve virtually any organ. Deep venous thrombosis of the leg is the most common venous occlusion, while stroke and transient ischemic attacks are the most frequently occurring arterial complications. Other signs in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome are...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2361a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...has been found superior for the primary management of acute myocardial infarction in terms of reducing the rates of death, reinfarction, and stroke. However, this initial benefit is compromised by the frequent recurrence of ischemia, reinfarction, and coronary vessel stenosis within...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2376.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - U.S. Preventive Services ...

May 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2107.html

Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...your risk of having a fatal stroke? In the words of one researcher: Don't worry, be happy. Study results presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke conference show that family difficulties can increase the risk of a fatal stroke, reports JAMA. According to a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p1987.html

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the MI Away (For Some) - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...and fatal myocardial infarctions (MIs) will be avoided, while two to four major gastrointestinal bleeding events and zero to two hemorrhagic strokes will be caused. Although this therapy has no net effect on all-cause mortality, the USPSTF strongly recommends that we discuss the...

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Diary from a Week in Practice - May 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...the first time. She delivered twice in the 1950s. She remained a patient until her death, three weeks after she experienced a hemispheric stroke. Over the course of 52 years, the natural history of multiple disorders was documented in her records: generalized anxiety disorder,...

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May 15, 2002 - ...supplements during that time. Exclusions included hysterectomy, uncontrolled hypertension, and history of stroke, cancer, myocardial infarction, or transient ischemic attack during the previous five years. Blood levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) were required to be 25 U...

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Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - The dermal electrosurgical shave excision is a fast and inexpensive method of removing epidermal and dermal lesions. The procedure is ideally suited for pedunculated lesions raised above the level of the surrounding skin. It consists of repetitive, unidirectional, horizontal slicing of ...

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May 1, 2002 - ...and associates used a placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of C. pneumoniae treatment on the development of acute coronary and stroke events among patients with previous coronary artery disease and evidence of exposure to C. pneumoniae, based on positive IgG titers. The...

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May 1, 2002 - ...Primary study end points were reinfarction, nonfatal ischemic stroke, and cardiovascular death. Secondary end points were all-cause mortality, silent MI, unstable angina requiring hospitalization, transient ischemic attack, and systemic embolization. The study also compared the...

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Feeding Tubes in Patients with Severe Dementia - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - Patients with advanced dementia are among the most challenging patients to care for because they are often bedridden and dependent in all activities of daily living. Difficulty with eating is especially prominent and distresses family members and health care professionals. Health care ...

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Physical Examination for the Special Olympics - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...and cervical subluxation are restricted from training or competing in specific sports and activities, including alpine skiing, butterfly stroke, diving, diving starts in swimming, equestrian sports, gymnastics, high jump, pentathlon, soccer, and squat lifting. In one study,5 29...

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Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...toxin-A include spasmodic torticollis, focal hand dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, dynamic contracture in patients with cerebral palsy, post-stroke spasticity myofascial pain syndrome, and chronic low-back pain. The FDA has already approved botulinum toxin-A for the treatment of...

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Apr 15, 2002 - ...dysfunction, narrow-angle glaucoma, or history of substance abuse, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke Orlistat (Xenical) Lipase inhibitor 120 mg three times per day with or within one hour after fat-containing meals, plus a daily...

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Radiologic Bone Assessment in the Evaluation of Osteoporosis - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - Osteoporosis affects nearly 28 million elderly Americans. Its major clinical manifestation is fragility fractures of the spine, hip, and distal radius. Low bone mass is the most important risk factor for a fragility fracture. In 1994, the World Health Organization defined osteoporosis ...

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The Clinical Importance of Defining Family - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...During a crisis such as a sudden death, heart attack, stroke, or accident, the group dealing with the patient may be called the crisis family. This includes persons actively involved in any aspect of the crisis and might include members of the immediate family, relatives, friends,...

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...with his head on his hands. Pulse and respiration were intact, but the man was unresponsive to questioning and looked puzzled. Fearing a stroke or transient is chemic attack with expressive aphasia, JOH requested that an ambulance be called. By the time the paramedics arrived, the...

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Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...with substantial morbidity and mortality. Persons with diabetes have increased rates of death from heart disease, and increased risk of stroke, blindness, and renal disease. Morbidity and mortality from diabetes can best be minimized through primary prevention. The Task Force has...

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Apr 1, 2002 - ...HRT and Stroke Risk After Acute Myocardial Infarction Am Fam Physician. 2002 Apr 1;65(7):1430. The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reduce the risk for stroke is controversial. Previous observational studies of HRT in postmenopausal women have found conflicting results...

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Apr 1, 2002 - ...followed, and the clinical outcomes were tracked to the occurrence of the first of the following events: nonfatal myocardial infarction, stroke, or revascularization for worsening ischemia. Patients who received only antioxidants had no significant change in LDL or HDL levels, had...

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Is Thrombolytic Therapy Effective For Pulmonary Embolism? - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Pulmonary embolism is a disorder that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Right-sided heart failure and recurrent pulmonary embolism are the main causes of death associated with pulmonary embolism in the first two weeks after the embolic event. Thrombolysis is a ...

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Mar 15, 2002 - ...for Nonembolic Stroke Prevention Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 15;65(6):1184. While use of warfarin for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation has become more widely accepted, its role has not been as clear in the much larger group of stroke patients who do not...

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Mar 15, 2002 - ...cases, unless there is concern for possible cerebral herniation from known or suspected brain tumor, abscess, or brain edema from a recent stroke. In such cases, a computed tomographic scan of the brain may be warranted before lumbar puncture is considered. The cerebrospinal fluid...

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Mar 15, 2002 - ...and central nervous system (CNS) stimulation (presenting as agitation, insomnia, psychosis, and/or seizures). Cerebral hemorrhage and stroke are other possible toxic effects. Dysrhythmias and myocardial infarction have also been reported. PPA toxicity can present with similar toxic...

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AAFP News - Mar 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - ...never considered or would have believed that this healthy teenager had just suffered a stroke on the football field. Yet his evaluation confirmed a right-sided, middle-cerebral artery hemorrhagic stroke secondary to a right carotid-artery dissection. Thanks to RB's grit,...

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Clinical Briefs - Mar 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - ...severity of illness. The most serious side effect of Xigris was bleeding (occurring in 2.4 percent of patients), including that which causes stroke. Xigris interferes with the body's harmful responses to severe infection, including blood clot formation that can precipitate organ...

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Mar 1, 2002 - ...Midlife Hypertension Increases Later Stroke Risk Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 1;65(5):963-964. Currently, elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is a known risk factor for stroke. The positive effect of eliminating hypertension on stroke occurrence is apparent within a few years of...

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Mar 1, 2002 - ...Postmyocardial Patients Using Aspirin and Stroke Prevention Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 1;65(5):935. Stroke in postmyocardial infarction patients can cause death or disability. The aspirin dosage needed to prevent strokes in high-risk patients is uncertain because studies of the...

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