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AHA/AAC/<FEFF>ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD

December 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.pdf

AHA/ACC Issue New Cholesterol Management Guideline

Nov 28, 2018 - On Nov. 10, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released a new cholesterol guideline that includes recommendations for more personalized risk assessments and new cholesterol-lowering drug options for people at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181128ahaacccholesterol.html

AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have released a guideline on the management of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It updates a previous AHA guideline to reflect newer data.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.html

AHA/ACCF Statement on the Evaluation of Syncope - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recently released a scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope (i.e., transient loss of consciousness).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p179.html

AHA/ASA Guidelines on Prevention of Recurrent Stroke - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2011 - Persons who survive a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of experiencing another stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have released updated guidelines on preventing recurrent stroke in patients who have had a...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p993.html

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

May 15, 2013 - New antithrombotics provide alternatives to warfarin, and may lower the threshold for thromboembolic risk for initiating therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. This advisory summarizes existing American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recommendations on ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p732.html

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

...stroke ranges from 1 to 20 percent, depending on comorbidities and the patient’s history of cerebrovascular events. Because of the risk of bleeding asso- ciated with antithrombotics such as warfarin (Coumadin) that are used to reduce the inci- dence of atrial fibrillation-related...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p732.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women

March 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have released a guideline to help physicians identify women with increased risk of stroke and initiate appropriate preventive measures. The guideline includes recommendations on pregnancy and stroke; cerebral ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.html

Alcohol Misuse - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2009 - What are the effects of interventions in hazardous or harmful drinkers in the primary care and emergency department settings?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p692.html

Alcoholism in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common but underrecognized problems among older adults. One third of older alcoholic persons develop a problem with alcohol in later life, while the other two thirds grow older with the medical and psychosocial sequelae of early-onset alcoholism. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1710.html

Algorithms - American Family Physician

...Stroke and TIA Substance Abuse Thyroid and parathyroid disorders Tobacco Abuse and dependence Travel medicine Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Urinary tract infections/dysuria Vaginitis Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/algorithms/viewAll.htm

Alirocumab (Praluent) for Treatment of Hyperlipidemia - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - Alirocumab is a novel lipid-lowering therapy that is highly effective at lowering LDL cholesterol when used in addition to statin therapy and diet. Its use should be limited to patients with either heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p310.html

Aliskiren Worsens Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Diabetes - POEMs - American ...

Sep 1, 2013 - Aliskiren increases the likelihood of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes and kidney or heart disease, and cannot be recommended.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p333.html

Allergic Conjunctivitis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2011 - ...Previous: AAN Releases Guideline on Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosing Acute Ischemic Stroke Next: Hay Fever View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 83/No. 4(February 15, 2011) / Allergic Conjunctivitis...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p476.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

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

...coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke, making CHD the leading cause of death in women in this category. Though HRT was once believed to reduce cardiac events, new evi- dence appears to contradict these earlier observational studies.34,35 Some discussion of alternative methods to...

American Family Physician

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

Alternative Therapies: Part II. Congestive Heart Failure and Hypercholesterolemia - ...

Sep 15, 2000 - Natural supplements are widely used by the American public but, while claims of their therapeutic effects abound, medical research does not always support their effectiveness. Clinical trials using Q10 for the management of congestive heart failure have had conflicting results; hawthorn...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1325.html

Alvimopan (Entereg) for the Treatment of Postoperative Ileus - STEPS - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2011 - Use of alvimopan should be restricted to patients at a higher risk of postoperative ileus following abdominal surgeries, such as hospitalized patients undergoing bowel resection with primary anastomosis. It is an expensive option with limited indications; head-to-head studies with ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p978.html

Alzheimer Disease: Monotherapy Vs. Combination Therapy

April 1, 2017: FPIN Clinical Inq

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p452.pdf

Alzheimer Disease: Monotherapy vs. Combination Therapy - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ...

Apr 1, 2017 - Combination treatment with memantine and donepezil results in a small improvement in cognitive function that is of uncertain clinical significance in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer disease, but no improvement in patients with mild to moderate disease.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p452.html

Alzheimer Disease: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Cognitive and ...

June 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p771.pdf

Alzheimer's Disease - familydoctor.org

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain.

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/condition/alzheimers-disease/

Alzheimer’s Disease | familydoctor.org

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional…

Patient Education

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Amarin_handout_VASCEPA_REDUCE-IT.pdf

...* 5-point MACE was defined as a composite of first occurrence of CV Death, Nonfatal MI, Nonfatal Stroke, Coronary Revascularization, and Unstable Angina Requiring Hospitalization. Download the article at www.vascepahcp.com/NEJM VASCEPA 4 g/d DEMONSTRATED UNPRECEDENTED...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/sponsored_resources/Amarin_handout_VASCEPA_REDUCE-IT.pdf

Ambulatory Devices for Chronic Gait Disorders in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Gait disorders in the elderly are common and in most cases cannot be treated medically or surgically. Therefore, treatment often relies on ambulatory devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. Before selecting a device, the patient should be evaluated to define whether one or both ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1717.html

Ambulatory Devices for Chronic Gait Disorders in the Elderly -- American Family Physician

...patient who had a stroke with hemiparesis and who has moderate to severe loss of lower- extremity function would be a candidate for this device. CRUTCHES Crutches increase the base of support, thereby improving lateral stability.11 In con- trast to canes, crutches can be used...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1717.pdf

American Academy of Family Physicians and AnswersMedia Expand Their Media Presence with...

May 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is teaming with multi-platform video distributor AnswersMedia, LLC., to provide consumers with expert health content on a new high-definition and digital broadcast, online and wireless network - Live Well HD

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/answersmedia-livewell-hdnetwork.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Identifies List of Commonly Used Tests and ...

Feb 21, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Today the American Academy of Family Physicians released its second list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered, but not always necessary, in family medicine as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/choosing-wisely-phase-two.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

American Family Physician

...Increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, including MI, sudden cardiac death, arrhythmia, exacerbation of CHF, and stroke exacerbation of asthma and CoPD Persons with heart disease, asthma, CoPD Children older adults Urban areas Areas downwind of power...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p175.pdf

American Family Physician

...1. Lloyd-Jones D, Adams R, Carnethon M, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2009 update: a report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee [published correction appears in Circulation. 2009;119(3):e182]. Circulation....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p955.pdf

American Family Physician

...Aspirin therapy has a better protective effect against stroke in women and against myocardial infarction in men. C 30 Women with heart failure have an increased risk of mortality when using digoxin therapy. C 34, 35 A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1254.pdf

American Family Physician

...Stroke Men are more likely to have a stroke, but women are more likely to die from a stroke; women are generally older than men when they have a stroke Adapted from Bren L. Does sex make a difference? FDA Consum. 2005;39(4):10-15. Downloaded from the American Family Physician...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/afp20091201p1254-ot1.pdf

American Family Physician

...2 mg per dL reduction in LDL cholesterol, statin therapy has been shown to reduce major coronary events, coronary revascularization, and stroke by 1 percent.41 The AHA suggests that physicians consider advising patients to increase dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids to improve...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p289.pdf

American Family Physician

...Causes of sudden vision loss in older persons include giant cell arteritis, stroke or transient ischemic attacks, ophthalmic artery or central retinal vein occlusion, acute angle-closure glaucoma, retinal detachment, and vitre- ous hemorrhage. Sudden vision loss most often stems...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p963.pdf

American Family Physician

...for pain treatment when comparing all NSAIDs.2 Aspirin is used for primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease, stroke, and some colorectal cancers. The two major isoforms of COX (COX-1 and COX-2) are inhibited by nonselective NSAIDs. COX-2 is also inhib- ited by...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1371.pdf

American Family Physician

...12. Rosamond W, Flegal K, Friday G, et al. Heart disease and stroke sta- tistics-2007 update: a report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee [published correction appears in Circulation. 2007;115(5):e172]. Circulation. 2007;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p778.pdf

American Family Physician

...Home modifications for patients with demen- tia should promote safety for the patient and peace-of-mind for the caregiver. The modi- fications listed in Table 2 allow patients with dementia to receive ongoing care in the least restrictive environment possible, and may be implemented...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p963.pdf

American Family Physician

...population.26 Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke, heart fail- ure, and all-cause mortality.26 Management principles focus on adequate anticoagulation (to prevent embolic stroke occurrence), ventricular rate control measures (to prevent symptomatic and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1089.pdf

American Family Physician

...Oral contraceptive Hirsutism X Increased total cholesterol and low- density lipoprotein cholesterol; thromboembolism, stroke, MI 0.15 mg desogestrel plus 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol per day $31 (brand) Finasteride (Propecia)§ 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor Hirsutism X...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p671.pdf

American Family Physician

...Estrogen Estradiol in various preparations MI, stroke, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and breast cancer in postmenopausal women Iron supplements, oral Ferrous sulfate, many vitamin supplements Overdose may be fatal in children Nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p298.pdf

American Family Physician

...Various versus placebo Heart attack or stroke over five years 16 Deep venous thrombosis Warfarin (Coumadin; target INR = 1.5 to 2.0) versus placebo for one year Venous thromboembolism over one year 22 Heart failure (New York Heart Association class I or II)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/EBMSeries_Treatment.pdf

American Family Physician

...5. Kagan A, Harris BR, Winkelstein W Jr, et al. Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii and California: demographic, physical, dietary and biochemical characteristics. J Chronic Dis. 1974;27(7):345-364. 6. Kushi LH, Lew...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p345.pdf

American Family Physician

...a meta-analysis of 19 controlled trials, pioglitazone (actos) was associated with a reduc- tion in a composite end point of death, Mi, and stroke.19 the incidence of serious heart failure was increased by 40 percent, but there was no change in cardiovascular disease mortality rates....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/p29.pdf

American Family Physician

...41. Gill SS, Rochon PA, Herrmann N, et al. Atypical antipsychotic drugs and risk of ischaemic stroke. BMJ. 2005;330(7489):445. 42. Schneeweiss S, Setoguchi S, Brookhart A, Dormuth C, Wang PS. Risk of death associated with the use of conventional versus atypical antipsy- chotic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p617.pdf

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: One Step at a Time

...• Lowers your risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). • Increases your stamina. • Helps you lose excess body fat. • Tones your major muscles. • Improves your sense of well-being. • Improves your...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/OneStepAtATime.pdf

Amiodarone for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Nov 1, 2016 - Although not a substitute for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), amiodarone is effective for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death when compared with placebo (number needed to treat [NNT] = 47; 95% confidence interval [CI], 33 to 100), but it does not ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p692.html

Amlodipine/Atorvastatin for Preventing Heart Disease - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 1, 2007 - ...the risks of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death. 1 In ALLHAT, amlodipine was as efficacious as chlorthalidone (Hygroton) in reducing the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. Amlodipine was more efficacious in reducing strokes than was lisinopril (Zestril)....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p311.html

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