Reducing the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

CIRCULATIONAHA: 8/5/14 The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Prevention Guidelines A 58-year-old man, JB, schedules a visit with his primary care physician to explore what he could do to prevent a heart attack or stroke. He previously considered himself in good health and is not aware of any medical problems or symptoms. His visit is […]

The Evolution and Future of ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines: A 30-Year Journey

JACC: August 2014 A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines Read more

Republished: Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Expert Consensus Statement: Anesthetic Management of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke*

STROKEAHA: 8/1/14 Literature on the anesthetic management of endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is limited. Anesthetic management during these procedures is still mostly dependent on individual or institutional preferences. Thus, the Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) created a task force to provide expert consensus recommendations on anesthetic management of endovascular […]

Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation


Neurology February 25, 2014 Objective: To update the 1998 American Academy of Neurology practice parameter on stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). How often do various technologies identify previously undetected NVAF? Which therapies reduce ischemic stroke risk with the least risk of hemorrhage, including intracranial hemorrhage? The complete guideline on which this summary is based is […]

Stroke Prevention in Women: Synopsis of the 2014 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Guideline


Annals – Clinical Guidelines | 17 June 2014 Description: In February 2014, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association released their first guideline focused on stroke prevention in women. This new guideline highlights unique risk factors for stroke in women, including oral contraception and hormone therapy, and pregnancy-associated disorders, such as preeclampsia, that may have long-lasting consequences on a woman’s health. It […]

ACC/AHA Statement on Cost/Value Methodology in Clinical Practice Guidelines and Performance Measures

AHA – Circulation: March 27, 2014 A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures and Task Force on Practice Guidelines Traditionally, resource utilization and value considerations have been explicitly excluded from practice guidelines and performance measures formulations, although they often are implicitly considered. This document challenges this historical policy. With […]

ACC/AHA 2013 Methodology for Developing Clinical Data Standards: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards

AHA – Circulation: November 15, 2013 The use of standardized language is essential for all communication in medicine, with the ultimate goal of improved patient care. This is the driving force for enhanced use of clinical data and standardization of the lexicon of cardiovascular medicine to enhance the use of clinical data. The American College of Cardiology […]

Durability of Class I American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations


JAMA: 5/28/14 Importance  Little is known regarding the durability of clinical practice guideline recommendations over time. Objective  To characterize variations in the durability of class I (“procedure/treatment should be performed/administered”) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline recommendations. Design, Setting, and Participants  Textual analysis by 4 independent reviewers of 11 guidelines published between 1998 and 2007 and revised […]

Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors

AHA: May 20, 2014 Purpose—This scientific statement provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors. Evidence suggests that stroke survivors experience physical deconditioning and lead sedentary lifestyles. Therefore, this updated scientific statement serves as an overall guide for practitioners to gain a better understanding of the benefits of […]

Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack


AHA: May 1, 2014 A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association   The aim of this updated guideline is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of future stroke among survivors of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. The guideline is addressed to all clinicians who manage […]

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