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April 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

...Apixaban (Eliquis) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Robert A. Beck; William M. King IV Answering Clinical Questions Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for HIV Karen C. Lee FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Apolipoproteins for Cardiovascular Risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/

April 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis of Acute Stroke Kenneth S. Yew; Eric M. Cheng Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Brian Keisler; Chuck Carter Options for Women with Unintended Pregnancy David A. Moss; Matthew J. Snyder; Lin Lu Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals POEMS POEMs...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/

April 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Routine Oxygen Supplementation After Acute Stroke Does Not Improve Functional Outcomes Letters to the Editor Clarification for Apixaban Dosing in Patients with Impaired Renal Function Nilam Naik; Bishoy Ragheb Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Who Are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0415/

April is National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2016 - As family physicians and leaders in your communities, you are uniquely positioned to engage patients and populations about the stress of being a victim of racism and discrimination.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cultural-proficiency/minority-health.html

Arcuate, Red Plaques with Pustules on the Trunk - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1405.html

Are Anticoagulants Better than Antiplatelet Agents for Treatment of Acute Ischemic ...

Oct 1, 2003 - Aspirin has a small benefit for long-term outcome and survival. Anticoagulants increase the risk for bleeding and do not have long-term benefit.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1307.html

Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? - Cochrane for ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Current evidence does not support the use of beta blockers as initial therapy for hypertension.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1306.html

Arm Rash and Swelling in a Child - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2013 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/p57.html

Arrhythmia - familydoctor.org

An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or uneven. There are different types and treatments.

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/condition/arrhythmia/

Arrhythmia | familydoctor.org

An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat…

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/condition/arrhythmia/amp/

Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias

...admission per year in the US • Significant cause of stroke • Double mortality rate 6 Management 1. Embolic stroke prophylaxis 2. Rate/Rhythm control AES Question 1 How should this patient be managed for stroke prevention? A. No additional treatment B. Aspirin C. Xa...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-055-056.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p717.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/od2.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p643.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/p877.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/p872a.pdf

ASCO Updates Guideline on the Use of Pharmacologic Interventions to Reduce Breast ...

Mar 15, 2010 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) updated guideline addresses: (1) the use of tamoxifen, raloxifene (Evista), aromatase inhibitors, and fenretinide (not available in the United States) versus no pharmacologic intervention to reduce the risk of breast cancer; (2) the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p799.html

Aspirin Combined with Clopidogrel (Plavix) Decreases Cardiovascular Events in Patients ...

Dec 1, 2007 - A combination of aspirin and clopidogrel decreased cardiovascular events in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease and in those with acute coronary syndrome. However, the risk of major bleeding events outweighed the benefits in all high-risk patients except those with acute ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1643.html

Aspirin Following Anticoagulation Therapy Prevents Recurrent VTE - POEMs - American ...

Jun 1, 2013 - Although this ASPIRE study was underpowered to detect a difference in the primary outcome, when the results were combined with those of the WARFASA trial, the data show that daily low-dose aspirin prevents recurrent VTE as well as major vascular events without increasing bleeding in ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p796.html

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

...than 45 years. ❏ C. Discourage aspirin use because he is younger than 50 years. ❏ D. Encourage aspirin use to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke. ❏ E. Discuss the risk factors for MI and GI hemorrhage, and elicit his preferences. 2. If K.T. were a woman and all other factors...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1469.pdf

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Putting Prevention into Practice...

Jun 15, 2011 - Case study: K.T., a 48-year-old man, presents for a routine office visit. He is worried about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and asks whether he should take daily aspirin to lower his risk. His blood pressure is 120/60 mm Hg, and his total cholesterol is 180 mg per dL (4.66 mmol per L), ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1469.html

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: New ...

Feb 15, 2017 - In April 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Because emerging evidence suggested that aspirin may also be useful for the prevention of cancer, for the first time, the USPSTF ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0215/p222.html

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of aspirin in men 45 to 79 years of age when the potential benefit of a reduction in myocardial infarctions (MIs) outweighs the potential harm of an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1464.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

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

Aspirin in Patients with Actue Ischemic Stroke - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Feb 1, 2009 - Aspirin in a daily dose of 160 to 300 mg initiated within 48 hours of symptom onset results in a net decrease in morbidity and mortality caused by acute ischemic stroke, based on a systematic review), regardless of the availability of computed tomography (CT).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0201/p226.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p661.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer ...

Oct 15, 2016 - S.L. is a 55-year-old man who presents to your office for a routine refill of his antihypertension medication. He also takes a statin and an antidepressant. Although he smokes, his blood pressure and cholesterol are well controlled. His history and physical examination are unremarkable.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p661.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

...half of all deaths in the United States were caused by heart disease, cancer, or stroke.1,2 RECOGNITION OF RISK STATUS The primary risk factors for CVD include older age, male sex, race/ethnicity, abnormal lipid levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking.2 The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.html

Aspirin’s Benefits and Harms Are Less Clear for Primary Prevention in Moderate-Risk ...

Apr 1, 2019 - In this study, after five years of treatment, patients at a moderate risk of heart disease who took low-dose aspirin did not show a decrease in coronary events and all-cause mortality and had slightly more gastrointestinal bleeding.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p459a.html

Assess Your Heart Health -- Physician Health First -- Physician Health First

Jul 1, 2017 - Use these self-assessment tools to help you better understand your heart health, so you can make informed decisions to improve your health and well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/assess-heart-health.html

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants

August 15, 2017: Point-of-Care Guides

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p465.pdf

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Oct 1, 2017 - Family physicians are often faced with the dilemma of balancing the benefit of stroke prevention with the risk of major bleeding when deciding on anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. Over the past 10 years, several decision support tools have been developed ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p465.html

Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety - AFP Clinical ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p208.html

Asymptomatic Yellowish Papules - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p807.html

Atherosclerosis - familydoctor.org

Learn about the causes, complications and prevention of atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease that causes your arteries to…

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/condition/atherosclerosis/

Atherosclerosis | familydoctor.org

Learn about the causes, complications and prevention of atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease that…

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/condition/atherosclerosis/amp/

Atrial Fibrillation

...• Blood can clot when it pools. If the clot gets free, it can travel to your brain and cause a stroke. • The trembling in the upper chambers can cause the lower chambers to get off beat. This makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood through your body. What are the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p71.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - ...of your heart to shake, and not pump blood well. Sometimes a clot can form in this chamber, and if that clot breaks free it can cause a stroke. What are the symptoms? Your heartbeat may feel fast and uneven. You may also feel weak, tired, or short of breath. You may find it hard to...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p442-s1.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - ...Blood can clot when it pools. If the clot gets free, it can travel to your brain and cause a stroke. The trembling in the upper chambers can cause the lower chambers to get off beat. This makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood through your body. What are the symptoms? You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p71.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

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Nov 24, 2014 - Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation, developed by the AAFP in collaboration with the American College of Physicians.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/atrial-fibrillation.html

Atrial Fibrillation (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - What are the effects of interventions to prevent embolism? What are the effects of interventions for conversion to sinus rhythm? What are the effects of interventions to control heart rate?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2173.html

Atrial Fibrillation (Chronic) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p701.html

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment

...morbidity and mortality because it impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. Its most important clinical impli- cations are shown in Figure 2. The cost of caring for patients with atrial fibrillation is about five times greater than caring for patients without it.5...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and how...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.html

Atrial Fibrillation: Outpatient Management of Non-valvular A-Fib

...Learning Objectives 1. Utilize current clinical practice guidelines for the management of AF, and the stroke risk score to prescribe appropriate medications. 2. Review the coagulation cascade and compare targets of medications that affect the coagulation pathway with specific...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-058-059.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation: The Regular Irregularity

...Learning Objectives 1. Utilize current clinical practice guidelines for the management of AF, and the stroke risk score to prescribe appropriate medications. 2. Review the coagulation cascade and compare targets of medications that affect the coagulation pathway with specific...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-014-015.pdf

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