People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning drugs, according to new treatment guidelines released Friday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
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.
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 […]
The third in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines.
There have been a lot of questions about the new cholesterol treatment guidelines – particularly when it comes to whether people should be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to prevent heart disease […]
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released four cardiovascular prevention guidelines Tuesday, providing evidence-based guidance to help healthcare providers provide the best care to their patients in the areas of cholesterol, obesity, lifestyle and risk-assessment.
Over the coming months heart.org will offer several new tools to help […]
The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines.
Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could prevent cardiovascular disease in more Americans than previously thought, according to new cardiovascular prevention guidelines released Tuesday by the American Heart […]