American Heart Association President-elect Elliott Antman, M.D., professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, discusses two trials presented during the American College of Cardiology Scientific 2014.
The first trial, named Stampede, is about bariatric surgery and diabetes. The second, named Poise-2, considers the use of aspirin […]
Improved treatment of a common abnormal heart rhythm has not led to fewer related strokes, according to a study being presented Sunday at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session.
“Atrial fibrillation continues to be a major challenge to the U.S. healthcare system, causing significant morbidity, mortality as well as healthcare costs,” […]
About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions with their physicians to determine if it is an appropriate treatment, say guideline writers and the American Heart Association.
A massive effort is needed from health, government, business and education leaders to stop premature deaths from heart disease – the leading cause of death in the world – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said Thursday during a panel discussion in Washington on fighting the global crisis.
A new app from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association will make it easier for healthcare providers to estimate patients’ risk of heart attack and stroke and guide their treatment accordingly.
The app, called the ASCVD Risk Estimator, uses a wide variety of health information to estimate 10-year and […]
Recent guidelines for managing cholesterol in people with chronic kidney disease recommend that doctors decide which drugs to prescribe on the basis of patients’ overall risk of coronary events, not just on their low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol levels.
Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes released the guidelines in November and say […]
One in three Americans will die from heart disease or stroke, and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on public health, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recently released four clinical practice prevention guidelines in the areas […]